21/03/2020 - The combination from Holsbeek excelled again in 2019. Their season highlights included a widely predicted national victory from Montluçon, as well as a title of 8th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB YLs 2019.
17/07/2019 - A few weeks ago, right after their incredible provincial top result from Blois, we wrote that their team was strong enough to claim a national first prize sooner or later, and look what happens: just 14 days later they take a coveted national victory from Montluçon of 14,104 yearlings.
25/06/2019 - This was perhaps a result that was bound to come, because the pigeons of the Jespers-Vanderwegen combination from Holsbeek had been in great form for a number of weeks now. They claimed quite a few top results over the past several weeks, and this provincial victory was almost inevitable. The race from Blois was in fact a major success across the board.
11/02/2019 - After a briljant 2017 season with three provincial first prizes, the fanciers from Holsbeek did not really know what to expect of 2018. Their provincial first prize from Blois on 22nd of July put their minds at ease, and the remainder of the 2018 season was quite a success as well, as you can tell from the following report.
03/09/2018 - The Franco-Belge time trial race was launched a few years back to substitute for the cancelled time trail flight on the Mont Ventoux, in memory of Danny Van Bael and Frans Rans. The Franco Belge time trail is not quite as reputable as the race from Mont Ventoux just yet but that is about to change soon, with an increasing number of renowned players taking part.
26/03/2020 - The following auctions ended on Sunday 22nd of March: Jelle Van Sterthem (BE), Jespers-Vanderwegen (BE), Comb. Nijboer (NL), BDS-team (BE), Roger Debusschere (BE), Jan Hooymans (NL), Arie Dijkstra (NL), Stefaan Lambrechts (BE), March auction, Best of USA (US) & Chris Hebberecht (BE).
28/02/2019 - Sunday was the closing day for 10 different auctions, in which 215 were put up for auction. They raised 389,725 euro together, with an average sale price of 1,812 euro per bird. We briefly discuss each individual auction below.
03/08/2018 - This provincial first prize is definitely not the first major result for the team from Holsbeek, Flemish Brabant. Herman and Johny have been doing really well in the longer middle distance in recent years, claiming several top prizes and even provincial first prizes.
03/10/2017 - The name of Jespers-Vanderwegen is inevitably linked with Kleine Dirk, as Hermand and Johny have managed to excel many seasons in a row with their Kleine Dirk descendants. Their stock breeder allowed the combination from Holsbeek to win several top results again this season, including three provincial first prizes.
08/09/2017 - Despite some promising results earlier on Herman and Johny had to wait until 22nd of July to really get the team going. It was then that they claimed a 1st Provincial Blois, followed by two provincial first prizes from Bourges two weeks later, giving the combination from Holsbeek a grand total of 3 provincial victories in 2017.
22/12/2016 - It is fair to say that the pigeons of Jaspers-Vanderwegen would at times overwhelm their opponents in the young birds' races. The combination has now managed to achieve an excellent reputation in the old birds' and yearlings' competition as well.
26/05/2016 - Herman and Johny Jespers-Vanderwegen not only claimed a provincial first prize against 1,680 old birds, they also had the fastest pigeon in the province of Flemish Brabant, where a total of 3,610 pigeons had been basketed for Blois.
02/03/2016 - Dirk Van Dyck and Gaby Vandenabeele are two fanciers with an international reputation. Together they form the Jespers-Vanderwegen combination (Holsbeek, BE), which continues to achieve brilliant results with descendants of the Kleine Dirk and Bliksem bloodlines. If they can manage to repeat their performance of 2015, the combination will soon have an impressive reputation as well.
20/05/2015 - The interprovincial race from Vierzon can add another prestigious name to its list of winners, with the Jespers-Vanderwegen combination taking the win the yearlings' race. Their Marie Jana took the first prize with a velocity of 1465.65 m/min.
12/02/2015 - What is the connection between a short man, a flower, a famous football player, a Roman emperor, and a Belgian and a French fighter jet? Well, they all lend their name to the racing and breeding pigeons that have been performing really well in the Jespers-Vanderwegen pigeon loft lately.
28/07/2014 - Herman Jespers and Johnny Vanderwegen had won several podium places in national races over the past few seasons, before finally taking a national win from La Souterraine last weekend. Their pigeon Nadetta claimed the win against 9,815 yearlings, as the fastest of a total of 16,44 pigeons.
16/10/2013 - Do Hermand and Johny have the best breeding cock (Kleine Dirk) and the best breeding pair in Belgium (Kleine Dirk x Fleur)? We would say yes, judging by the national top 100 results that were won by their youngsters and grandchildren.
20/08/2013 - In the past few years they have been known for winning one top prize after the other with their young birds in the national races. 2013 is no exception; they had no less than nine pigeons in the top 100 against over 19,000 young birds from Argenton!
27/06/2013 - The Jespers-Vanderwegen partnership have dominated the national young birds’ races in recent years and in 2012 they were awarded as the best Belgian loft in the four national young birds’ races. This season their focus is on the yearlings’ competition as well, and with success!
29/11/2012 - They had no less than 15 pigeons in the national top 100 in 2012 in the four national races for young birds. This made them one of the most noteworthy lofts of last season and possibly the best lofts in the young bird classics at national level.
05/09/2012 - With September here many of us have now started counting down towards the end of the racing season. We’ve still to see the ending result, but a thorough selection has been done. We were treated to some really nice flying weather this first weekend of September, with a lot of sun and hardly any wind. Ideal conditions to hit the gas pedal once more, which resulted in the following outstanding performances.
25/07/2010 - Only real toppers turn up at the appointed time!! As it was from National Bourges this week, where Jespers-Vanderwegen once again displayed their unprecedented capacities in the National youngsters races …
01/07/2008 - In the national racing calendar the first national race for youngsters from Bourges is always programmed for the last weekend in July. What 'Barcelona' is to the men of the 'grand distance', is this 'Bourges' to the middle distance men, and specialists with youngsters the 'top classic' by far.