1st June 2016

The 2016 club show schedule has been posted out to members

16th February 2016
National Pigeon Association AGM
At the recent AGM of the above Association it was announced that 3 Modena Club Members were elected onto the NPA Management Commiittee
they are as follows Graham Giddings,Colin Ronald and John Surridge please contact any of the above if you have any questions or points to be discussed at the quarterly Management meetings.

2nd February 2016
Newsletter No 16 iwith up to 18 pages of news /show reports has been posted out to all fully paid up members.

Sunday 24th January 2016
Reading 'Gold Cup' Show
114 Modenas entered
80 Schietti 34 Gazzi 9 exhibitors
Best Modena Schietti Mealy Grizzle 2015 Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Gazzi Black Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Adult Schietti Red Chequer Grizzle Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Young Gazzi Blue Hen
David Iddon
Judges Graham Giddings Gazzi Section
David Iddon Schietti Section

Swansea Championship Show
9th January 2016
Best Modena Blue 2015 Gazzi Hen
D Iddon
Best Schietti Spread Ash Adult Cock
G Giddings
Best Young Schietti Blue
Jamie Vaughan
Judges Colin Ronald Gazzi Section
D Iddon Schietti Section

Nottingham
28th December 2015
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti 2015 Cock
Peter Graham
Best Gazzi Blue Adult Cock
Gary Marsden
Judge Nick Dawyd

BPSS Pickering
12th /13th December 2015
Best Modena
Blue Gazzi 2015 Hen
David Iddon
Best Adult Gazzi Blue Hen
DW & CM Holdsworth
Best Schietti Ash Red Spread Adult Cock
Graham Giddings
Best Young Schietti Red Chequer Cock
DW & CM Holdsworth
Judge Gary Marsden

National Peristeronic '6 bird Team Class' this prestigous class for six birds of all one breed and same colour
Winner Silver Cream Gazzi
David Iddon
Judge Graham Bates
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Newcastle Championship Show
28th November 2015
Best Modena Russet Tri Adult Schietti Cock
Graham Christer
Best Gazzi Red Chequer Adult
Donald Holdsworth
Best Young Modena
Blue Gazzi
Ray Richardson
Judge Mike Rowlands

London & Essex
21st November 2015
Best Modena Indigo Adult Schietti Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Gazzi Yellow Chequer Adult Hen
Jamie Vaughan
Best Young Modena Black Schietti Mottle Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Young Gazzi Milky Cream
Martin Coyle
Judge Colin Ronald

Lancashire Championship Show
Sunday 15th November 2015
112 Modenas entered 73Schietti 39 Gazzi
Best Modena Red Chequer 2015 Cock
Peter Graham
Best Gazzi Blue 2015 Hen
David Iddon
Judge John Sharpe

Suffex Championship Show
14th November 2015
Best Modena and Best Young Fancy in Show
Blue Schietti Cock 2015
Martin Coyle
Best Gazzi Cream Hen 2015
Martin Coyle
Judge Ralph Sargeant

Nottingham Open Show
Best Modena Andulusian 2015 Schietti
Conner Lowe
Best Adult Modena Mottle
Lowe & Maltby
Judge Sharron Mallinson

Airdrie and Coatbridge Championship Show
7th November 2015
Best Modena Blue Schietti Adult Cock
Graham Christer
Best Gazzi
Graham Christer
Judge John Lennox

Nottingham Modena Club Show
24th October 2015
Supreme Modena Andulusian Schietti Adult Cock
John Walker
Best Gazzi Silver Dun 2015 Cock
David Barraclough
Best Young Schietti Red Self Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Adult Gazzi Yellow Chequer Hen
Jamie Vaughan

Egremont Championship Show
24th October 2015
Best Modena Blue Gazzi Adult Hen
John Herron
Judge John Graves

Peterborough 11th October 2015
40 Schietti 25 Gazzi
Best Modena Mottle Gazzi Adult Hen
Martin Coyle
Best Schietti & Best Young Modena
Bronze Mottle Grizzle cock
Roy Nicholson
Judge Tom Elton

Summer 2015 Agricultural show results

Stokesley Show September 2015
Best Modena Bronze Tri Gazzi
John Herron
Best Young Modena Blue Gazzi
Ray Richardson
Best Schietti Blue Adult Cock
Ray Richardson
Best Young Schietti Bronze Tri
John Herron
Judge Mark Rudd

Stanhope Show September 2015
Best Schietti Cock Yellow Self
J Lennox
Best Schietti Hen Red Self
J Lennox
Best Young Grizzle Hen
Mathew Taylor
Judge David Richardson

Wolsingham Show September 2015
Best Gazzi Blue Young bird
John Heron
Best Schietti Silver Dun Adult
John Heron
Best Young Schietti Bronze Laced
Mathew Taylor
Judge Mr Postil

1st August 2015
The Clubs newest member Andrew McKay
wins Best Modena and Best Overall Fancy at
Turriff, Scotland's most Prestigious Agricultural
Show under all-rounder Judge Charlie Muir.
The winning Modena was a Bronze Tri Adult Hen There was a good entry of Modenas let us hope
this is the sign of a renewed interest in Modenas
in Scotland.

Cleveland Show 25th July 2015.
Modena classes
First Blue Gazzi Cock
R Richardson
Second Blue Schietti Hen
R Richardson
Third Grizzle Hen
S Mallinson
Best Young Bird
Bronze Tri Hen
S Mallinson

Sat/Sun 17th 18th January 2015
Blackpool Winter Gardens
Best Modena Red Chequer Adult Schietti Cock George Ozanne
Best Gazzi Yellow Chequer Adult Hen
Jamie Vaughan
Judge Gary Marsden

Sunday 11th January 2015
Reading 'Gold Cup' Show
130 Modenas entered
40 Gazzi 90 Schietti
Best Modena Yellow Self Adult Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Gazzi Yellow Chequer Adult Hen
Jamie Vaughan
Best Young Modena Ash Red Indigo Schietti Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Young Gazzi
Bronze Tri Cock
Martin Coyle
Judge Clay Rogers

Swansea 3rd January 2015
54 Modenas entered
Best Modena Blue Gazzi Adult Hen
D Iddon
Best Schietti OchreTri Adult hen
J Vaughan
Best Young Modena Bronze Tri Gazzi Cock
D Iddon
Judges R Pratt Gazzi D iddon Schietti

25th October 2014 Modena Club Show
Supreme Modena
Yellow Self Adult Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Young Schietti
Bronze Hen
Clay Rogers

Welcome to the official web-site of the National Modena Club of Great Britain

The principal objective of which is the promotion and development of the
Modena pigeon and the interests of Modena fanciers.
 
The Club was founded in 1910 as the ‘Modena Club’ and held its first Championship Show soon afterwards the first recorded winner being W.F. Holmes.
Later following the absorption of the Northern and Scottish Modena Clubs the name was changed to the present style reflecting as it does the wider representation.

The most important initial task of the founders of the Club was to
establish a Standard of Excellence for the Modena Pigeon because this
enabled the enthusiastic members to concentrate their breeding
programmes on ideal specimens of the Breed and thus eliminate the
imperfections. The Club was greatly assisted in this regard by having
among its members some of the most outstanding breeders of pigeons at
the time such as W.F. Holmes and W. Watmough both of whom contributed publications on pigeon keeping which remain keenly sought after to this day.
The result was the production of high quality stock
illustrating what became known as the ‘bird of curves’ which was much
in demand among the fancy pigeon fraternity.

Although the Modena pigeon originated in Italy and was common in the town of Modena from which it took its name and was exported from there
to Germany England France and later to America and beyond it is the so
called ‘English Modena’ conforming to the Standard of Excellence of
this Club which has been adopted by fanciers worldwide.

The National Modena Club became the ‘Premier’ fancy pigeon club in
Great Britain because it’s members have always been prepared to
release good stock to newcomers to the breed and assist them by
offering advice on colour breeding. The development of the Modena
guided by the Club gathered pace so that in time it became the most
popular of all exhibition pigeons and has remained so. This is because
it has the greatest variety of colours and markings which now number
seventy-five officially approved. There are now two separate types of
Modena – the Gazzi, or pied, and the Schietti, or self coloured.
The National Modena Club of Great Britain continues to promote and
enhance the quality of the Breed

By holding annual shows for all classes of Modena both adult and young
and supporting classes for modenas at most of the pigeon shows
throughout the United Kingdom. The Club also maintains contacts with
other Modena clubs worldwide so that the members can be kept abreast
of developments and benefit from shared experience and there are
particularly close links with European breeders of the English Modena.

The Club through the Management Committee and the various office
holders continues to represent the interests of the Modena in the
vigorous application of the rules ensures that the integrity of the
Modena Pigeon is maintained.

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Rare colour bred and exhibited by Ralph Sargeant at Reading Gold Cup show January 2016 Milky Silver Dun Argent Schietti
photo courtesy J Ross

Modena gold plate

Best Modena Award at the Reading 'Gold Cup' Show 24th January 2016

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Winners at Pickering 2015 for Holdsworth Partnership

Best Adult Gazzi Blue Hen
DW & CM Holdsworth
Best Young Schietti Red Chequer Cock
DW & CM Holdsworth
photo courtesy Don Holdsworth

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Roger Guillemot of France has been awarded the first ever 'Order of Merit 'by the National Modena Club in recognition of promoting the English Modena for over 50 years

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John Walker is awarded the Title of "NPA Master Breeder" for 2015

photo courtesy D Thornton

At the 2015 AGM the following awards were made:

The New Modena Club "Master Breeder Certificate"
Peter Graham
Roger Guillemot
David Iddon
Clay Rogers
David Turner
John Walker

The following were awarded the "Order of Merit"
David Barraclough
Graham Lowe

Best Young Modena Lon Essex 2015  web

London & Essex 2015

Best Young Modena Black Schietti Mottle Hen
Roy Nicholson
photo courtesy J Ross

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Reading Gold Cup Show 2016

Best Young Gazzi Blue Hen
David Iddon
photo courtesy J Ross

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Nottingham Open Show

28th December 2015
Best Modena Red Chequer 2015 cock Peter Graham
photo courtesy Gary Marsden

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Reading Gold Cup Show 2016

Best Modena Mealy Grizzle Schietti Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy J Ross

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Reading Gold Cup Show 2016

Best Gazzi Black Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy J Ross

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BPSS Pickering

12th /13th December 2015
Best Modena
Blue Gazzi 2015 Hen
David Iddon
photo courtesy D Iddon

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Lancashire15th November 2015

Best Modena Red Chequer 2015 cock Peter Graham
photo courtesy David Iddon

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Supreme Modena 2015 Club Show

Andulusian Schietti Adult Cock
John Walker
photo courtesy J Ross

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Newcastle Championship Show

28th November 2015
Best Modena Russet Tri Adult Schietti Cock
Graham Christer
photo courtesy G Christer