D. de Hoogh & Son (Oosterhout, NL) have been among the national toppers in the one day long distance for years

v.l.n.r. Danny, Gert and Dries de Hoogh
Dries, his son Gert and grandson Danny nestle themselves among the 10 best in the Netherlands with an 8th national championship in the one day long distance for the third consecutive year.

Dries, Gert and Danny

Father Dries is a descendant of a real pigeon family. After a football career with the local amateurs, Dries followed in the footsteps of his father Gerrit and three farmers, who were all ardent pigeon fanciers. Since 1983, Dries and his son Gert have formed a very strong combination. They enjoy racing the entire program and are extremely successful in doing so. From 2016, they have been continuously winning the general championship in their district. In 2015 Dries and Gert were in the spotlight winning a 1st and 2nd national in the marathon race Cahors. In 2020 they mainly show themselves as specialists in the one day long distance where they can be counted among the absolute top at national level. The job is done with pigeons from Petro van Strien (Raamsdonk, NL), Sjef de Kort (Oosterhout), André Vermeulen (Oosterhout) and do not forget Adriaan and Jaap Scheele (Terneuzen, NL). Danny, the son of Gert, increasingly gets involved in the debates with his father and grandfather. In addition, Danny, together with an uncle, races with pigeons in the yard of that uncle and is certainly not without merit.

Performances on the One Day Long Distance

In 2020, a nice follow-up was given to the strong game in the one day long distance. A total of 98 pigeons were basketed in four races, of which no fewer than 61 achieved the results.Particularly from Monlucon (16/20) and Issoudun (20/24), they went at it hard. The result from Issoudun, the only national race on the calendar, appealed the most to the imagination;

Issoudun 560 km. Nat.Rayon 1A 6402 p. 2-25-34-48-93-105-110-138-140-178-etc.(21/24)

The strong performances in the one day long distance translated into achieving appealing championships. A concise overview;

1e Golden Department Champion Brabant 2000 Fondclub South-Netherlands 2019 1e Golden Crack One Day Long Distance Brabant 2000 Fondclub South-Netherlands 2019 6e National Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance NPO 2019 7e One Day Long Distance Total National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2018-2019-2020 7e National Champion Nominated One Day Long Distance NPO 2019 8e National Champion Non-nominated One Day Long Distance NPO 2020 10e National Champion Nominated One Day Long Distance NPO 2018

D'n Adwin

NL15-3517104 D'n Adwin, super breeder D. de Hoogh and Son

There is a special story behind the successes of Dries, Gert and Danny de Hoogh. One of the breeders that makes the difference is NL15-3517104 D'n Adwin. He comes from a famous couple, D'n Biesmans x Klazientje, of Gert-Jan de Hoogh. For a youngster from that couple Danny had to show his football skills in a youth team of which Gert-Jan was the trainer. When things did not go well at first for the team, an upward trend was started when Danny was in the ranks and they eventually won the championship. A promise is a promise. Danny got his promised young bird from the top couple of Gert-Jan. And you guessed it, that was D'n Adwin. A top breeder to whom the combination owes a lot. Judge his breeding results for yourself.

We would like to introduce you to some of D'n Adwin's children.

Blauwe Piet

NL16-3621913 Blauwe Piet, 1e Golden Crack One Day Long Distance Brabant 2000 FZN 2019

As a yearling D'n Adwin, was coupled to NL09-3920730 Andrea, and became father of NL16-3621913 Blauwe Piet. That blue cock turned out to be a phenomenon in the one day long distance;

1e Golden Crack One Day Long Distance Brabant 2000 Fondclub South-Netherlands 2019 2e NPO Argenton 5187 p. 4e NPO Vierzon 2945 p. 6e National Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance NPO 2019 7e One Day Long Distance 2019 Champion Pigeon 2-year National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 8e Ace Pigeon Category One Day Long Distance national Competition De Allerbeste

De Gert

NL17-3717422 De Gert, 1e NPO Montlucon 3762 p.

Another, very special son of D'n Adwin is NL17-3717422 De Gert. That blue cock shows the breeding potential of D'n Adwin with, among other things, an NPO victory. The mother of De Gert is NL13-3319369 who came into the lofts via Sjef de Kort. De Gert wins:

1e NPO Montlucon 3762 p. (5e national against 10683 p.) 8e NPO Montlucon 5509 p.

Naomi

NL19-3913959 Naomi wins a.o. 1e Morlincourt against 1091 p.

With yet another hen, in this case NL13-3319324 Tonny (nestsister of Danny, 2e National Ace Pigeon Youngsters NPO 2013), where D'n Adwin became father of NL19-3913959 Naomi. That blue hen was only raced as a youngster. She won, among other things;

1e Morlincourt 1091 p. (14e Brabant 2000 against 6768 p.) 5e NPO Orléans 4234 p. (31e national sector I against 10333 p.) 11e NPO Lorris against 4372 p. (21e national sector I against 10956 p.) 17e Ace Pigeon Category Youngsters national Competition De Allerbeste 27e PIPA-Ranking Best Ace Pigeon Youngsters of the Netherlands 2019-6 prizes

Top pigeon Leo

NL17-3717341 Leo, 1e La Souterraine against 809 pigeons

In a loft like that of Dries and his son Gert de Hoogh, they don't let their success depend on a single pigeon. What do you think of NL17-3717341 Leo. This topper wins in addition to a 1st La Souterraine against 809 pigeons a.o.;

1e La Souterraine 809 p. (6e NPO against 4122 p./15e national against 11959 p.) 8e NPO Vierzon 2945 p. (9e National Rayon 1A against 4363 p.) 12e NPO Orléans against 7383 p.

Success in other lofts

The results achieved with pigeons from Dries and Gert de Hoogh are not limited to their own loft. The best proof of this are the NPO and national victories of the combination of Vugt-de Hoogh, of which Danny, together with his uncle Ad, is part.

1e NPO Chateaudun 6277 p. (50% D. de Hoogh and Son.) 1e NPO Montlucon 3762 p. (Son D'n Adwin) 1e National Sector I Limoges 941 p.
NL20-2005183 Lieneke, 1e NPO Chateaudun against 6277 p. for comb. van Vugt- de Hoogh

Finally 

Three generations of De Hoogh enjoy their common passion, the pigeon sport, on a daily basis. Dries and Gert take care of the pigeons in a modest but passionate way. Danny takes care of all other matters. Together they form a very strong combination. How beautiful the sport can be.