Gertjan Rigter, Amstelveen
One of the greatest marathon champions in the Netherlands, won in 2018: 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 and is ranked within the first 10 champions in the long distance clubs of Noord-Holland, Noord & Zuid-Holland and Fondunie 2000 since years.
It was 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; Gertjan 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 based on two famous fanciers from Noord-Holland. Gebroeders Jacobs and Nico Volkens!
Each of these lofts are based on a two unique breeding couples: “Betuwekoppel-Super Barca 621 & Mont Ventoux” from the Gebroeders Jacobs and the line of the “Bonte Koppel & 100 x 10” from Nico Volkens. Prior to forming a team, Gertjan Rigter was having the Jacobs pigeons in his loft and Hennie Rigter was wellknown because of his unique collection of Volkens pigeons. Since they teamed up, Gertjan and Hennie put all their breeders in the loft of Hennie de Vries and Gertjan Rigter focused only on racing. Hennie’s responibility was to breed the champs for Gertjan.
Having put the Jacobs and Volkens pigeons together and crossbreeding with them, soon it was clear that the offspring was great! The super orientation and the power of the Betuwekoppel pigeons combined with the mental strength and endurance of the Nico Volkens pigeons strengthened each pigeon and gave the loft of Gertjan an enormous boost.
The unique combination of Gertjan and Hennie is that Gertjan can focus 100% on the racing season while Hennie takes care of the complete breeding process. In the breeding loft, their foundation lines (Nico Volkens: Bonte Koppel and 100 x 10 – Gebroeders Jacobs: Super Barca 621/Betuwekoppel 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 for his race-lofts every year. 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, 13 National Bergerac NPO
2, 12, 23, 35, 55, 61, 99 National Agen / Bordeaux ZLU
11, 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 bred 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 far majority of his breeders are from Nico Volkens and in particular from the 100 x 10 pair. Many top lofts have great success 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 this second auction of Gertjan Rigter the focus is on ALICIA, the 7th INTERNATIONAL ACE PIGEON EXTREME LONG DISTANCE in 2017! She is probably the best pigeon at the loft of Gertjan and she is the perfect example of the succes of crossing the Barca 621 bloodline with the 100 x 10 bloodline.
Note: Sex of the birds from 2018 believed to be correct by Gertjan Rigter, but not 100% guaranteed.