Visits

Tournament of Champions Auction & Race Feb. 20 – 22, Las Vegas, Nevada

February 16, 2014
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Tournament of Champions Auction & Race Feb. 20 – 22, Las Vegas, Nevada

Join the Loft Report and other fanciers for a fun filled pigeon weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for the Tournament of Champions auction and 300 mile race, February 20 – 22. Don’t have birds in the race, that’s okay, come anyways, there’s a lot to do, lots to see and lots of fun...

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Eye-sign 101 in the Algarve, Portugal

June 10, 2013
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Eye-sign 101 in the Algarve, Portugal

Submitted by Kevin Spencer Portugal My name is Kevin Spencer and along with my wife Joan and our race partners Jose Rodrigues and his wife Carol, we make up the team VAI & VEM. We race in the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal in the club Odiaxere and the N Barlavento Federation....

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Larry Tomlin Lamppost Loft of Southern Cal.

January 10, 2013
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Larry Tomlin Lamppost Loft of Southern Cal.

During my wife’s and my biennial trip to Southern California to visit family during the Holidays, I had the chance to visit a few fanciers in the area.  Unfortunately, I caught a bug right before Christmas and wasn’t able to visit as many guys, as I would have liked, but was grateful for those...

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Visit with Dick Ricker, owner of JEDD’s.

December 26, 2012
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Visit with Dick Ricker, owner of JEDD’s.

JEDD’s is the largest distributor of pigeon supplies in North America and is located in Anaheim California. It was started by Dick in 1988 and family run business. JEDD’s, is an acronym with each letter representing the first name of each individual member of the family; (J)anice Ricker, (E)d Lemoine, (D)onna Lemoine and (D)ick...

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Pigeon Ambassador, Jim Jenner

September 11, 2012
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Pigeon Ambassador, Jim Jenner

I’ve known Jim Jenner for a while and count him among my many friends. Jim is one of the good guys as they say and is always working on news ways to enlighten the general public about the positive side of pigeons and how our histories are strongly intertwined. He has been involved in...

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Mountain View Lofts – Eric Houchin

September 5, 2012
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Mountain View Lofts – Eric Houchin

I recently had the opportunity to visit Mountain View Lofts, which is owned by Eric Houchin of Mead, Washington. Eric made headlines when he won the 2002 and 2004 Vegas Classics, plus equal 5th place in the 2003 Vegasrace.com futurity. The Vegas Classic, which is now defunct, was the premier American young bird futurity....

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Jerry Yates – An American Ace

August 29, 2012
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Jerry Yates – An American Ace

Jerry Yates has been the Spokane Racing Pigeon Club’s fancier to beat for literally decades.  We all speak tongue-in-cheek of fanciers we need to top in order to be successful, but Jerry is the real thing.  No doubt about it.  Recently I visited Jerry and he was kind enough to take time out of...

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Pete Ruchert – The Guy with all the Aces!

August 21, 2012
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Pete Ruchert – The Guy with all the Aces!

I had the pleasure of stopping and visiting with Pete Ruchert in Lewiston Idaho last week. What a great guy Pete is to make time for me to stop and visit with him and his lovely wife Dee. Pete is one of the good guys in our sport. He is a worker and a...

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Jim Hewitt – Peck Idaho

August 19, 2012
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Jim Hewitt – Peck Idaho

Thursday August 16, 2012 I left Lehi Utah and drove 11 hours to visit Jim Hewitt in Peck Idaho. Jim Jenner, video producer of the world acclaimed ‘Secrets of Champions’ dvd series would refer to Jim as “a dangerous man” because he is such a tough competitor. Jim works in insurance and when I...

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Visit with John Boyle

August 13, 2012
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Visit with John Boyle

Monday August 13, 2012 I found myself standing in John Boyle’s driveway waiting to go on a training toss with him at O-dark-thirty. I’ve written about John and his world class pedigree software www.LoftManagerOnline.com before, click here to read that article, but I had never met in person. I contacted him that I was...

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