In my youth I came into contact with pigeons through my grandmother and I got the love for the animal, played in 1987 and 1988 as a youngster in combination with a senior member in Hoogeveen. After that I stopped with racing pigeons for many years. After having passed the hunting dogs and started a disease period again with racing pigeons mainly because this could be done from home and I was always on the road with the dogs. started in 2008 in Hoogersmilde under the name of R v / d Horst and Daughter, after which I came into contact with Gert Jan Beute who taught me everything I needed to know in order to be able to play well with racing pigeons. Then gained experience through Team Eijerkamp where I also learned a lot and got very good pigeons. Since 2010 i came into contact with Gunter Prange from Meppen and since then there has been a very valuable friendship, now 90% of our program consists of pigeons from Gunter, which mainly goes back on der Ringloose line of Gunter. in 2018 there will be played in combination with Gina Stel where we will mainly focus on the long distance and marathon.
Gina has from childhood the love for animals received from her parents where all kinds of animals were present such as horses, cows, chickens, geese etc etc ... Since she got to know Richard she has always been involved with the pigeons in the background, especially with the youngsters. Gina her preference goes to the marathon pigeons and she will also accompany a team for the marathon races in the coming years. Of course she is also interested in how the other pigeons perform but the marathon is less nervous than the program races and that is what she likes the most.