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Booking of RPRA liberation sites

To avoid jeopardising official RPRA liberation sites all liberations MUST be booked and paid for through RPRA HQ. This includes Race Programmes, Open Races, One Loft Races and Training Tosses. Please ensure 2022 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to RPRA HQ by Tuesday 1st March, along with a […]

FCI World’s Best Pigeons 2021

The FCI has announced the results of its World’s Best Pigeons 2021 competition. Our congratulations to all of the British fanciers who qualified, both from the RPRA and the NEHU. These are: Mark Gilbert (RPRA) – 7th Speed Category Richard Goodier (RPRA) – 13th Speed Category Shaun McDonough (RPRA) – 19th Speed Category Mr & […]

BHW Show of the Year 2022

After a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the BHW Show of the Year returned to Blackpool over the weekend to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, under trying circumstances, and to the many visitors that came along. The results were as follows (subject […]

FCI Olympiad 2022, Romania

The 2021 Olympiad was postponed due to the Covid-19 measures, and will now take place from 12th-14th August 2022 in Oradea, Romania, in Sporting and Standard Classes. Sporting Classes Due to the re-arranging of the dates, each country can enter two teams: Team A – results to count from the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Team […]

Bird Flu – Advice on Shows and Exercising Birds

Given the increasing level of Avian Influenza restrictions present in the UK, we wish to provide some clarity in relation to pigeon shows and exercising pigeons. Please note, this information is accurate as of 30th November 2021. Please continue to visit the RPRA website or social media for updates. The following advice is published jointly […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

The RPRA National Awards for 2021 have now been determined. In a change to the way in which the awards were decided, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, others by decision of the RPRA Council. The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. (Click on the image to see the […]

Data Protection and Stray Reporting

Following a review of the General Data Protection Regulation requirements, the way that we provide personal information in respect of stray reporting is changing. In future only a telephone number and/or email address will be given out to the finder and the owner.  In view of this, it is important that the information in our […]

RPRA Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place on Friday 29th October 2021. You may download a copy of the minutes of the meeting, including the results of voting on proposed rule changes, officers of the Association etc below. The annual accounts and CEO’s comments can be seen at this page. […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Young Birds Final Race 2021 took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The 525 birds were liberated at 08:45 into a moderate headwind, and cleared well down the east coast.  The top 10 result is below – click on the image to see the full result. The full […]