Hans-Paul Eßer (Düsseldorf, DE) was very successful at the One Million Dollar Race

These were the highlights of 2013: First Ace Pigeon in the One Million Dollar Race South Africa (Team Eßer-Klaas), a third prize in the final race of the One Million Dollar Race in South-Africa (Team Eßer-Klaas), 10th prize old birds in the Portugal Derby and first regional Champion in RV 413, first regional Champion hens, first regional Champion yearlings, etc.


Successful in all disciplines

Hans-Paul had already achieved his goal: he won the title of first National Ace Cock Germany in 2010 and he finished 8th in the German national championship 2010. He had also won two first prizes in the region and several other first prizes. Was he satisfied? We can tell from his list of achievements of 2013 that there seems to be no end to his success: he continues to win important prizes. His third prize at the One Million Dollar Race in South Africa will be hard to match. Hans-Paul Eßer wanted to make a perfect start in pigeon racing. He sold his software company to have more time for his pigeons and his attention was drawn away from his professional career. He purchased ground in Düsseldorf and he released young birds from this new loft for the first time in 2010. Keep in mind that Hans-Paul Eßer had been a successful fancier before, winning several important championship titles. This means he already had a collection of excellent pigeons. In fact Hans-Paul Eßer had a lot to choose from. He took the most out of it by making the right choices. Let’s see what the pigeon family of Hans-Paul holds in store for us.

2013, an amazing season

Where do we begin? He was won an incredible number of top prizes. He won the title of First Ace Pigeon in the One Million Dollar Race in South Africa (Team Eßer-Klaas), a third prize in the final race of the One Million Dollar Race in South Africa (Team Eßer-Klaas) and a tenth prize old birds in the Portugal Derby. These were his most impressive achievements. With these results he has impressed fanciers from around the world and it made him a household name in pigeon racing at international level. He makes a difference with his top class pigeons and his original ideas and that is what modern-day pigeon racing stands for. It seems that he has a collection of breeding pigeons with enormous potential.
Hans-Paul Eßer has a clear view on how to manage a successful team of racing pigeons, which is fairly simple: he prefers races in which a lot of pigeons are released, because that is when the talented pigeons stand out. These are the pigeons you have to breed from. He has won 11 victories in 14 old bird races in RV Nievenheim and he did equally well in the young bird competition, winning 4 first prizes in six young bird races. And there is more: his old birds completed nine races in the region, in which 3,655 to 9,889 pigeons were basketed. He managed to win three first prizes in this top competition, as well as two second and a fourth prize. Keep in mind that these results were won in nine regional races. We wonder if there is still room for improvement. Can he do even better? We will see what the next season brings for Hans-Paul. This story is not over yet!

A closer look at the best results of 2013
28.04. Gelnhausen (197 km) 1,372 p: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th etc. (64 prizes/133 pigeons)
05.05. Aschaffenburg (201 km) 1,358 p: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th etc. (84/129)
11.05. Wiesentheid (293 km) 1,317 p: 1st, 12th, 13th, 14th, 14th, 14th, 18th, 25th, 26th etc. (61/123)
18.05. Forchheim (343 km) 1,213 p: 1st, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th etc. (56/122)
25.05. Aschaffenburg 1,144 p: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 17th etc. (83/112)
02.06. Wiesentheid 9,027 p: 1st, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 16th, 18th, 18th etc. (92/110)
15.06. Neumarkt (408 km) 9,889 p: 2nd, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 17th, 19th, 19th etc. (86/103)
30.06. Wiesentheid 5,756 p: 2nd, 13th, 20th, 23rd, 28th, 42nd, 42nd., 50th etc. (68/91)
13.07. Neumarkt 6,829 p: 1st, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 32nd, 38th, 39th etc. (83/94)
20.07. Forchheim 4,930 p: 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 22nd, 23rd, 38th etc. (85/94)
27.07. Wiesentheid 3,655 p: 1st, 19th, 39th, 74th, 75th etc. (41/93)

The most important championships in Region 413
1st Championship in the region
1st Championship in the region - hens
1st Championship in the region - yearlings
1st Championship Rheinland
1st Ace Hen in the union
2nd Championship "Die Brieftaube" magazine

The breeding collection

I was planning to go into further detail about the best breeding pigeons in the loft of Hans-Paul Eßer. I eventually decided not to, because the quality of these pigeons is out of this world. I have taken a close look at the pedigrees of all 12 pigeons that are about to be auctioned and this collection never ceased to amaze me. This is a top class pigeon family but we will let you be the judge. What does Hans-Paul expect from his breeding pigeons? It is his goal to breed new first prize winners and ace pigeons from the very best racing pigeons and pigeon families. It seems he has been able to do so.