Archives September 2019

*** New Arrivals at HOA ***

Just arrived at The House of Aarden for the 2020 breeding season, direct from Batenburg van der Merwe

  • a nest pair from the 2017 International Barcelona winner Don  Leo (now known as Sumerian Fighter)
    • Sumerian Don Leo and Sumerian Donness
  • a nest pair from the 2018 International Barcelona winner Lloyd
    • Lloyd of Cornwall and Lady Lloyd

And next to arrive will be …

  • a nest pair from the 2019 International Barcelona winner Jeff

Gareth Watkins

I have visited the House of Aarden Stud at both the original location in Exeter and at the new location in Cornwall and two things have been apparent. One, the birds housed are of the highest calibre with superb pedigrees and bred off the actual performers or are themselves the actual winners of top prizes in long distance International races. So the breeding is right and the birds themselves are specimens of the highest quality. The second common factor is the fact that the pigeons are housed in outstanding conditions and cared for by a top class fancier whose honesty is without question. What more could anyone ask for?

Mike Staddon

It has been my pleasure to call Steve and Lesley friends of mine for more years than I can remember. What a lot of people don’t know about them is that they were fantastic racers when they lived in Dawlish, South Devon.  So good in fact, the mighty W.E.C.A. tried to get them into a section on their own … some compliment when you look back. I have had the pleasure of racing some of their bloodlines and have been very successful with them. My Tarbes pigeon is direct from Steve’s bloodlines. Steve is one of the best judges of a pigeon that I have ever known, and totally honest.


*** Visit and Report of Mike Staddon ***

On a beautiful late October day I set off with my friend Roger Owers known to all his friends as Dappy to Exeter, to visit a quite unique stud of long distance racing pigeons based on one of the best long distance strains ever, the Jan Aardens. The fancier concerned is Steve Wright supported by his lovely wife Lesley. They are very much a partnership Steves duties are the pigeons and the lofts and Lesley deals with all the paperwork, pedigrees etc, and she does all the advertisements and if any of you have seen their adverts you must agree she does an absolutely first class job.

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*** Barcelona Whites and White Pieds ***

For the 2020 racing season we will have available Whites and White Pied youngsters, these will be sold at roughly 28 days old. They come with full pedigrees.  Also available will be mature double-grandchildren of The One and Only priced at £100 each. whilst children direct off The One and Only will be £250 each. All mature stock will be White or White pieds. The One and Only is a direct son of Nellie the 2009 International Barcelona winner. All mature stock are Jan Aarden based. Go to the Barcelona White and White Pieds page for more information.

*** Website Upgrade ***

Following the move and expansion of The House Of Aarden in recent years, it naturally followed that our website would require some attention to fully accommodate new families, etc. To achieve this we have engaged the services of PBO Solutions to upgrade the site, and to manage all updates thereafter. We hope that the upgraded site simplifies and improves your access to all the key information.