Johan De Belser received the microbe from his father Victor, who in turn got it from grandfather. He was really born in a “pigeon nest” and has been racing pigeons for the biggest part of his life. It was during this period that the game of speed reigned supreme. Dad “Victor” was a remarkable speed player all his life and this translated into winning many champion titles, mainly in the local society of “De Verbroedering Berlaar-Heikant”.
On the 7th of August, no less than 14.061 Antwerpian pigeons were lined up at the start line of Sermaises. The one to rise head and shoulders above the rest of the group was the young hen Sophia of Johan De Belser.
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One of our beautiful hens became the third national ace pigeon great middle distance KBDB.
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The first interprovincial race of 2020 Johan wins the 1st & 2nd of the race. This with "Double 9" and "Het 001".
Rainbow "BE 18-6061091" becomes 4th National Issoudun.
"Bocca" becomes zone winner on La Souterraine. Resulting in a 3rd national.
The pigeons also achieved good results on the short middle distance flights. This in training for the national flights.
"La Souty 5" & "La Souty" win 5th and 6th national in one race.
"Junior 500" wins 1st provincial Bourges
"Mister Belgium" becomes the best youngster in the 4 national races for youngsters. Ending with a total coefficient of 2.28%. This is a wonderful pigeon!
Another provincial victory, counter is already at 5!
Good results give good championships. Ranked among the best in the province of Antwerp.
Den Engels I becomes ace pigeon Antwerp fondclub. 2002 was a great year!
2 provincial victories in 1 weekend. Our pigeons were in top shape!
White Spirit wins 1st provincial Limoges
First big success story with the hens!
"Oskar" is the patriarch of the entire colony "De Belser Johan"
The first provincial victory is a fact. It was a very tough Chateauroux.
Together with great-nephew Werner Dierckx they made beautiful results on Quievrain & Noyon (vitesse) for many years
In the beginning Johan was already dreaming of a wonderful pigeon career.
Johan has been interested in pigeon sport from an early age ...
Johan’s grandfather died in 1979. Johan then decided to continue playing in the same lofts together with his cousin Werner Dierickx. They had some outstanding pigeons, the “Oude Blauwe” became ace pigeon on Noyon for 5 years.
Through frequent contact with half and long distance players, his interest in these flights grew. This led to Johan making the transition to these flights over time.
After his marriage a beautiful villa was built, with of course .. lots of pigeon lofts. Johan lives “in the countryside”, as is often said here in Belgium. During the first 2 years, only speed “Vitesse – Dutch” was played, but the longer distances beckoned. First half-distance but soon the distances became longer & longer. Especially Bourges from the end of July is the classic in which everyone from the Berlaar region wants to participate. Every year there are toppers with old, yearling and youngsters.
Here and there he bought pigeons for the heavier work so that now only the longer middle distance and long distance are raced.
Short distance and short middle distance only serve as learning flights.