Arie Dijkstra (NL)
Arie was working on all fronts again this season, and he did particularly well in shorter distance racing, as well as in the longer distance. The first prizes and championships that Arie's pigeons have won this year all originate from the pigeon breed that he developed in the late 1960s. His breeding pair Leonardo x Tinkelbel is generally considered to be one of the best pairs at international level, as their descendants continue to dominate pigeon races at home and abroad. Arie was highly successful with his so-called Choco birds. These pigeons have a peculiar color, and they proved truly outstanding in Arie's racing lofts. He is now selling young birds from his best pigeons in a fantastic auction.