Gertjan Rigter, Amstelveen
One of the greatest marathon champions in the Netherlands, won this summer: 2.NATIONAL BARCELONA & 2.NATIONAL AGEN ZLU…!! Not only did Gertjan win multiple Champion Marathon titles in the province Noord-Holland over the past few years, he already was crowned: Emperor of the “Fondclub Noord-Holland”, Emperor of the “Fondunie 2000” (dpt’s 6-11) and 3rd Emperor Interprovincial Noord & Zuid-Holland.
It was last year, in 2017 that Gertjan was once again outstanding by winning 3 crystal ZLU jars at Pau, Narbonne and Perpignan; his tophen “Alicia” was crowned 7.International Ace Pigeon Marathon in the PiPa rankings; he was 3rd Champion (not nominated) and 5th Champions League winner in the Fondunie 2000, and he was 2nd ZLU champion (not nominated) and 4th champion ZLU (nom.) in the Province/Fondclub Noord-Holland. In 2018 Gertjan Rigter is 3rd Provincial ZLU champion (not nom.) in Noord-Holland and 8th Interprovincial Overall ZLU-champion “Fondunie 2000”.
His pigeonloft is made up of especially two unparalleled good bloodlines: “Betuwekoppel-Super Barca 621 & Mont Ventoux” from the Gebroeders Jacobs and the line of the “Gouden Kweekkoppel 100 x 10” from Nico Volkens via Hennie de Vries. It compliments both great (the super orientation/speed/power of the Betuwekoppel pigeons and the mental strength and endurance of the Nico Volkens pigeons). It is without any doubt that linking these two lines do particularly well in the lofts of Gertjan Rigter.
The unique combination of Gertjan and Hennie is that Gertjan can fully focus on the racing season while Hennie takes care of the complete breeding. In the breeding loft, both lines (Nico Volkens 100 x 10, Gebroeders Jacobs Super Barca 621 and Mont Ventoux) will kept pure and inbred to guarantee the future of the breedingloft and linked together to provide Gertjan Rigter with new talents every year. Talents that seemingly can race easily and fast! Getaway of the last years, Gertjan has reached the absolute top of the Netherlands. His top-100 performances National over the last 5 years:
2 National Barcelona ZLU
3 National Mont Pellier NPO
11 National Bergerac NPO
2, 12, 23, 35, 55, 61, 99 National Agen / Bordeaux ZLU
13 National Cahors NPO
29, 58 National Sint Vincent ZLU
24, 62 National Narbonne ZLU
17, 51, 63, 73, 101 National Pau ZLU
24, 51, 84 National Perpignan ZLU
40, 41, 66 National Marseille ZLU
It is not the case, however, that these pigeons can only compete at Gertjan Rigter’s loft, a pigeon from an egg crawled from Gertjan Rigter’s racing pigeons (a grandchild of the Super Barca 621), won 1.Provincial, 1.Fondclub Noord-Holland, 2. NPO Dax 2017 at the loft of Combination Terpstra-Koper.
How did his successtory start? Gertjan has purchased 7 direct children of the “Super Barca 621” and 4 children of the “Mont Ventoux” from the Jacobs brothers. The Super Barca 621 was not only an unbelieveble champ at the marathonraces (1.Acepigeon Perpignan 3years ZLU, 9.National Perpignan and 15.National Barcelona) he turned into an incredibly good breeder who has already redeemed his weight in gold several times! But let’s not forget to mention the other superbreeder of the Gebroeders Jacobs, the Mont Ventoux, who’s offspring was so very succesful this last very hard racing season. Two brothers (both sons from the Mt Ventoux) are the father of the two 2nd National winners at the loft of Gertjan!!
- The “Super Barca 621” is a direct son of the famous breeding couple “Betuwekoppel”. Offspring of the “Betuwekoppel” win: 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6 Marathon NATIONAL !! 1.International Narbonne ZLU 2015, 1.National Narbonne ZLU 2017, 1.National Bergerac NPO S2 2013, 2.(Inter)national Perpignan ZLU 2016, 2.National Bergerac NPO 2013, 2.National Bordeaux S2 NPO 3.National Bordeaux / Agen ZLU 2015, 3.National Bergerac S2 2013, 4.National Pau ZLU 2015, 4.National Perpignan ZLU 2015, 4.National (6.International) Barcelona ZLU 2015, 4.National S2 NPO Cahors 2010, 6.National Sint Vincent S2 NPO 2012.
- The “Mont Ventoux” is (gr)father of: 1.National Narbonne ZLU, 1.National S2 Cahors, 2.National Barcelona ZLU, 4.International Barcelona, 2.National Perpignan ZLU, 2.International Perpignan, 2.National Agen ZLU, 5.National S2 Cahors, 14.National S2 Mont de Marsan, 19.National Tarbes ZLU, 29.National S2 Bergerac, 31.National S2 Cahors, 32.National S2 Mont de Marsan.
The input of Hennie de Vries in the breeding loft is a son of the “Etterbak”, a granddaughter and a grandson of the “Champion” (1st National Ace 2009) and a grandson of “Jelte” (1.National Marseille 2008) from Fons van Ophuizen. But the foundation of the breedingloft is mainly his superb collection of Nico Volkens pigeons. Many top lofts have succeeded with the introduction of his legendary breeding couples the “Bonte Koppel” and the “Gouden Koppel 100 x 10”. The two couples who are closely related to each other became legendary couples in Holland and have placed a range of absolute top racers and breeders in the world. A few examples: The “Montar-couple” of Jan Roelofs, the Agen and Pau victories of Leo Pronk, Verweij-de Haan with their Balotelli (1st International Agen 2015), Levi vd Weijden (1st International Narbonne 2015), Kees Droog (1st International Pau 2016), Mevlut Tekin (1st International Perpignan 2016), Ed Maat (1st International Mont de Marsan / Pau 2017). And what to think of the super racer and topclass breeder, the “Golden 10” of Fre de Boer. It is almost unbelievable, but all these winners have the genes of the above mentioned legendary breedingpairs channels through their blood.
In the auction of Gertjan Rigter you will see all of the above superlines from Mont Ventoux, Super Barca 621, 100×10, Bonte Koppel, Etterbak, Champion. Many pigeons in this auction are closely related to the:
2nd Acepigeon Narbonne International 17-18 (ALICE),
2.National Agen (JANNIE),
2.National Barcelona (RIET)
HYPER EXCLUSIVE…! In this auction: a child of RIET, 2nd NATIONAL BARCELONA! Also children from superhen ALICIA and from the sister 2.Nat Agen 2018 and 1/2sister 2.Nat Barcelona…!