David (l) & his father Roger.
During the year and at all distances: the Pierre colony hit hard during the whole season 2014. We already talked about them at the begining of June after their fantastic arrival in the first national race of the season, Bourges I. Their racing team had just booked an amazing performance as they won a double provincial victory old-yearlings, classifying at the same time 3 pigeons into the national top 30 of the race (click here to read the report in french). At the time, they already booked more than a dozen victories with large amounts of pigeonscompeting. We then asked ourselves how will it look at the end of the season and we are of course able to show you the balance now. Let's start with one of the most hardest championships in Belgium, the LCB championship where they simply booked some records:
- 1st General Champion National Old+Yrl LCB - 1st Best National Loft - 1st General Champion R.W. Old+Yrl - 1st Champion R.W. HMD Old+Yrl - 1st Champion R.W. HMD Youngsters - 1st, 5th, 10th Aces of Aces National Old+Yrl (Ashley,Virginie, Shaïna) - 2nd Aces of Aces National Youngsters (Keisha) - 1st, 4th, 5th Ace pig. R.W. HMD (Ashley,Shaïna,Virginie) - 1st, 7th Ace pig. R.W. Yearlings (Shaïna, Messina) - 1st, 6th, 11th Aces of Aces Youngsters R.W. (Keisha, Shadow, Ariel) - 1st, 4th, 6th Ace pig. R.W. MD Youngsters (Keisha, Ariel, Shadow)
At the national level, they booked this year their 7th classification since 2009, a performance booked by one of the best hens who flew this year in Belgium:
- 11th National Ace Pigeon HMD Old KBDB (Ashley)
Finally, several other classifications were added to this large amount of top performances obtained in 2014, especially the title of Ace Pigeon at the prestigious Gouden Veer championship and this for the fourth year in a row after the titles of Angie, Lukea & Shaina! In summary
- 1st National Ace pig. Gouden Veer 2014 (Ashley) - 1st Champion GP Alex Babusiaux CFW - 2nd General Champion Brabantse Unie - 3rd General Champion Cureghem Centre - 3rd General Champion MSN Duivensport
A strong presence in the next Belgian Olympic team
Ashley & Shaina will represent Belgium in the next Olympiad.
Those who took a look at the composition of the Belgian Olympic team have probably been impressed by the solid performance achieved by the Pierre colony. Indeed, Roger & David managed to classify their pigeons as follows:
- 1st Cat B (Shaina) - 1st Cat D (Ashley) - 1st Cat H (Ashley) - 4th Cat B (Ashley)
It's of course Ashley who was the most impressive pigeon as she ended three times in the first place of the categories where her owners sent her points. Roger & David finally decided to validate her participation for the Category D, the most prestigious of all as the results won during two seasons are taken into account. Same thing for Shaina who will represent Belgium in the Category B, also for two years of competition. We must let you know that Shaina already won the title of Ace Pigeon at the Gouden Veer championship last year. Pure class isn't it?
Roger & David are considering the future with ambition. They are of course expected to race each year at the same level and that's why nothing is left to chance. At the same time, they stay extremely watchful when it's time to add some new blood into their colony. That's why they obtained several pairs of eggs coming from the racing team of the Casaert-Sénéchal colony. Being good friends of Sébastien, Roger & David had the opportunity to take the best lines from the loft in Russeignies. The goal was to test them rigorously as fast as possible instead of letting them grow in aviaries. And that was done during this season 2014. The success was huge as the best young hen of the team came out of one of these eggs. We are talking about Keisha:
- Keisha (BE14-1082303)
1st Provincial Ace Pigeon HMD Youngsters KBDB 2014 1st Aces of Aces Youngsters LCB 2014 1st Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Youngsters LCB 2014 1. Iprov. Guéret 1,156 p. 8. National 16,604 p. 1. Momignies 292 p. 2. Lorris 515 p. 8. La Souterraine prov 944 p. 12. Iprov. 1,365 p. 50. Argenton prov 1,607 p. 55. Tours prov 1,108 p.
Another young cock also showed some great skills during the months of July and August
- Shadow (BE14-1082307)
1. Lorris 515 p. 1. Momignies 283 p. 3. Nanteuil 550 p. 3. Lorris 434 p. 4. Lorris 507 p.
Roger, David, congratulations on this awesome season! Good luck for 2015!
View of the biggest part of the lofts.