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Olivier Poussart (Vaulx-les-Chimay, BE) is having a fantastic season in 2017!

The Poussart loft is really impressive thanks to its phenomenal series of arrivals and the very high prize percentages, despite a chaotic start of the season. From 100 to 500 kilometers, the Poussart pigeons are real killers and it's extremely difficult to beat them.


A picture taken last year after the national victory from Bourges. This team is clearly looking towards the future.

An introduction

There is one thing that we need to address before we go on. Everyone remembers the doping ussue that surrounded pigeon racing in Belgium in 2016. Pigeon fanciers were called out and families were dragged through the mud, sometimes rigthly so and sometimes not. As far as this loft goes, we think it is important for you to know that Olivier Poussart has been pardoned just before the start of the 2017 season. He was pardoned because of some major loopholes in the doping regulations that had been put into place before the start of the 2016 season, especially because it was proven scientifically that pigeons could get contaminated naturally. Morover, the substance involved (atropine/scopolamine) has no performance enhancing effects on the pigeon's organism, and it is not even included in the list of prohibited products of the FCI. This means that in an international competition for example, a Belgian pigeon contaminated by this substance could be considered 'doped', whereas a Dutch pigeon that carries the same substance would be considered clean. This is pure improvisation. Our conclusion is that there will always be a cloud of suspicion hanging around pigeon lofts that dominate the competition, and that is a shame. Instead, people should look at how successful these fanciers are, rather than try to look for controversy. Or perhaps they could spend more time in the loft than on social media networks, spreading all kinds of nonsense. Perhaps that could help them get better results themselves. It would make for a great sporting spirit.

Always present

The loft from Olivier Poussart got in the spotlight during the 2016 racing season after he had won the 1st national prize from Bourges against 19,889 yearlings with the highest speed from 39,620 pigeons. In addition, Olivier won the 2nd and the 9th national Argenton from 11,223 youngsters in 2015, as well as the 9th national Tulle from 8,621 yearlings. This should give you an idea of his palmares. Olivier is an excellent manager who can rely on a solid group of pigeons from his friend Paul Santens. Living in the area of Gent, Paul has always been passionate about this sport and he can now enjoy his passion to the fullest thanks to Olivier. Paul is pigeon collector who bought birds from some of the most famous lofts but he did not want to spend every spare minute looking after his pigeon family. That is why he asked Olivier if he could send over the youngsters that he bred from his breeders, and this is how Olivier Poussart managed to become so successful. The two friends are really enjoying the experience, and Paul would not miss the arrivals each Saturday for anything in the world. Each weekend he drives 300km hoping to see his birds get an early result. And they have been getting quite a few early results indeed!

A golden basis

Both friends were lucky to discover several golden breeding pairs. These kinds of pairs are hard to find in pigeon racing but they do have a few of them in their collection. Firstly, there is the ''Diamond Pair''. They are the parents of Lady Bourges, the national winner from Bourges 2016. This pair already bred the 2nd national Argenton in 2015 as well as the 9th national Tulle the same year. Obviously, this couple received a special treatment after the national victory of ''Lady Bourges'' in 2016.
A second pair has been proving to be quite valuable as well. We are talking about the second stock pair christened as the ''Briljant Pair''. The two current-best racing birds of the loft are direct descendants from this pair: a daughter (the ''582/15'') and a grandson (the ''401/15''). As you can tell, both have won some astonishing results:

- BE15-4152582

1st  Châteauroux II prov -   991 p. '17
    93rd National Zone  -  3,158 p.
    130th National      - 10,444 p.
1st  Sourdun réegional   -   144 p. '17
4th  Nevers prov        -  1,818 p. '17
    10th Semi-national  -  4,444 p.
5th  Sézanne regional   -    398 p. '17
6th  Trélou regional    -    255 p. '17
10th Bourges prov       -    982 p. '17
15th Montluçon Iprov    -  1,421 p. '17
    19th Semi-national  -  2,719 p.
1st  Nanteuil regional  -  1,182 p. '15
1st  Fay aux loges reg  -    489 p. '15
1st  St-Soupplets reg   -    208 p. '16
36th Argenton prov      -    445 p. '15
...

Click here to check her pedigree.

Her nest sister, the ''583/15'', has won the 9th national Argenton against 11,223 youngsters in 2015.

- BE15-1069401

1st  Nevers prov      - 2,425 p. '17
    1st Iprovincial   - 1,818 p.
    2nd Semi-national - 5,279 p.
1st  Bourges prov     - 1,756 p. '16
2nd  Sézanne regional -   398 p.
7th  Montluçon prov   - 1,090 p. '17
    7th Iprovincial   - 1,421 p.
    8th Semi-national - 2,719 p.
49th Châteauroux prov -   991 p. '17
    58th Iprovincial  - 1,322 p.
....

Click here to check her pedigree.

Before concluding this report we would like to underline the role of Olivier's wife Marie-France, who gives her unfailing support throughout the season, and most notably of their son Justin (12), who has become a crucial part of this team, taking over a large portion of the caretaking when his father is off to work. No doubt, the future of the Poussart family in pigeon racing is assured!
We will return to this excellent pigeon loft from the south of Belgium during the winter. Up until then, we wish them good luck for the end of the season 2017.

Best results from 2017

20/05 Sézanne reg - 398 olds: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 25, 26, ... (15/21)
20/05 Sézanne reg - 675 yl: 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 28, 29, ... (12/34)
27/05 Sourdun reg - 387 olds: 2, 3, 6, 27, 28, 38, ... (15/21)
03/06 Sens reg - 366 olds: 1, 3, 4, 11, 12, 14, 16, 24, 26, 27, 32, ... (16/21)
17/06 Nevers EPR - 2,425 olds: 1, 8, 13, 26, 47, 48, 79, 82, 109, 159, 171, ... (18/21)
17/06 Nevers Semi-nat - 4,444 olds: 2, 10, 21, 40, 75, 76, 117, 123, 156, 256, ... (18/21)
24/06 Argenton Iprov - 1,690 olds: 24, 56, 74, ... (9/11)
08/07 Châteauroux Iprov - 1,322 olds: 3, 10, 12, 58, 83, 87, ... (14/19)
15/07 Montluçon Semi-nat - 2,719 olds: 8, 14, 15, 18, 19, 30, 54, 64, 69, 84, 149, .. (17/19)
22/07 Gien reg - 299 olds: 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, ... (15/20)
22/07 Gien reg - 350 yl: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 32, 34, 36, ... (18/27)
29/07 Tulle Iprov - 1,800 yl: 5, 8, 147, 155, ... (6/17)
29/07 Bourges Prov - 982 olds: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 27, 31, 50, 51, 76, 78, 79, ... (15/16)
29/07 Bourges Prov - 1,194 yl: 2, 40, 41, 43, 57, 74, 81, 114, ... (8/11)
29/07 Sézanne - 1,185 yb: 1 à 14, 15, 16, ... (23/30)