Information about pigeon fancier De Smeyter-Restiaen


(08/02/2017) Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE), exceptionally strong in the extreme long distance

We all vividly remember the impressive achievements in the extreme long distance races of Barcelona and Perpignan, which allowed Joost to win a title of 3rd, 4th and 5th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2016. The team of De Smeyter-Restiaen also won the title of 7th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance Yearlings KBDB in 2016, which made this an excellent marathon season at ...


(13/10/2016) De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) excels in the extreme long distance

The pigeons of Desmeyter-Restiaen were exceptionally strong in the extreme long distance this season; they did particularly well in the races from Barcelona and Perpignan.


(26/12/2015) Op de praatstoel: Joost De Smeyter

Joost De Smeyter heeft naast talent duidelijk iets wat een ander niet heeft. Een uitzonderlijke feeling voor (top)duiven, naast de kunde het maximale rendement uit een duif te halen. Van zo iemand valt altijd wel iets te leren. In een open dialoog praat hij ronduit over zijn aanpak, zijn leidraad tot succes.


(14/12/2015) Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) is the extreme long distance wonder boy

If there had been an award for best long distance fancier of Belgium in 2015, Joost De Smeyter would have been one of the big favorites. He is the winner of the international Pau 9,052 pigeons, and the winner of Euro Diamond, 1st Western-European Marathon, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon extreme long distance KBDB, and he had the best pigeon of Belgium over 3 international races. Impressive!


(12/08/2015) PIPA Ranking: Best Belgian pigeon over all international races - 3 prizes

These are the preliminary results of the PIPA ranking for best Belgian pigeon in all international races with 3 prizes. This ranking includes the races from Pau, Agen, Barcelona, St.Vincent, Marseille, Narbonne, Perpignan taking into account the national results available.


(28/06/2015) De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) win 1st International from Pau

Their pigeon Cas was selected as first nominated, and he took the chance with both hands, winning an impressive international first prize. This is another major win on the palmares of the De Smeyter-Restiaen pigeon family.

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(20/06/2015) Pau (int.) 2015 | International winner old birds: De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, Belgium)

The International winner from Pau in the category "old birds" is De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, Belgium).The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 22:20:57 CEST after a race of 884.377 km, achieving an average velocity of 976.19 m/min.


(19/03/2014) De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) know how to breed ace pigeons for the extreme long distance

The pigeons of Joost have been remarkably successful in the extreme long distance races and we have started to wonder if he trains his pigeons around the famous Koppenberg hill in the Flemish Ardennes.

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(09/12/2013) Belgische Verstandhouding – Entente Belge viert zijn kampioenen in stijl

Voorzitter Filip Norman en zijn bestuursleden van de Belgische Verstandhouding- Entente Belge kunnen opnieuw terugblikken op een prachtige en geslaagde feestnamiddag. De grootste eer was voor Georges Bolle weggelegd als Algemeen Kampioen 2013.


(19/10/2013) The De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) loft is home to a powerful extreme long distance team including the National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance 2013

Joost de Smeyter is a fancier with a solid reputation. He is incredibly motivated and he has been working his way to the top in recent years. He has a strong focus and works like a professional.


(06/08/2013) Could Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) win the title of National Ace Pigeon Grand Distance KBDB 2013?

Joost has been having a splendid season and he is a strong candidate for the title of First National Ace Pigeon Grand Distance KBDB, which illustrates the quality and the strength of the De Smeyter-Restiaen pigeon family, led by a skilled fancier.


(12/04/2013) De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) among the very best marathon lofts in Belgium

Former road cyclist Joost de Smeyter has a greater feel for pigeons than most other pigeon fanciers. That explains why his excellent team of pigeons has been performing extremely well in the most demanding and honest races on the calendar.


(18/11/2011) De Smeyter-Restiaen (Melden, BE) the biggest deliverers of ‘national Ace birds KBDB’ in 2011!

The impact of the De Smeyter-Restiaen pigeons in the ‘National Ace birds KBDB 2011’ is very impressive. In no less than 4 National Ace birds, including even 2 x 1° National Ace birds, there flows the blood of the top colony from Melden!


(22/01/2011) De Smeyter-Restiaen - Melden (BE) raced himself into the spotlights once again with 1° CFW Cahors, 1° Nat Argenton Youngsters Zone A, and of course the great performance from Soustons!

Joost De Smeyter is gradually enjoying name and fame in the pigeon sport… his often sensational performances, especially in the ‘grand distance’ are no stranger to this…