• Secrets of Champions VII: Life in the Fast Lane

      Jim Jenner's newest film, Secrets of Champions VII: "Life in the Fast Lane" documents the people and pigeons who take part in the largest, most competitive club in the Americas, the Gulfcoast Homing Club [GHC] in Spring Hill, Florida. In two visits and weeks of filming, Jenner captures the lofts, the trainers and the racing methods that have made this club world famous.

    • Young Wings

      The power of pigeons to change people’s lives.

      Jim’s highly acclaimed documentary shows the remarkable emotional and academic benefits domestic pigeons bring to modern society, and how they can solve the epidemic of what’s called “Nature Deficit Disorder. Filmed in the United States and Europe, no fancier who wants to explain or promote the positive power of pigeon keeping can be without this film.

      In societies desperate to reconnect children with nature, award-winning filmmaker Jim Jenner documents how pigeons can influence a generation. Filmed in the USA and Europe, this film shows the ancient and profound power of mankind's oldest feathered friend.

      Whether it's a school in the heart of Mississippi, the wilds of Montana, a youth prison in Europe or the gritty inner-city of South Central Los Angeles, Jenner shows how the “bird of peace” uniquely connects with today’s youth.
      And he wonderfully articulates why a generation ago children did not suffer from what is now termed “Nature Deficit Disorder”.
      It’s a story you will long remember.

    • Secrets of Champions VI: "To Boldly Go"

      In this all-new film Jim proves the central message of his award-winning Secrets of Champions series ... that there are many undiscovered stars in the pigeon racing universe.

      Jim "boldly goes" on a search for these stars in corners of the sport where others seldom tread.

      In the summer of 2011, Jim and his film crew visited Germany, French-speaking Belgium, Wales and Southern Ireland to bring you this informative and entertaining tour of famous lofts, and others that should be famous.

      You'll meet Germany's famous Dr. Brockamp and the two-time South African race-winning Klass Family; Wales' amazing Derek Flowers and Dublin's incredible Gerry Omara. These are only four of the TWO DOZEN champions you'll meet on this four-hour tour.

    • Secrets of Champions V: Many Roads to Victory

      Jim Jenner visits more than three dozen top lofts in this documentary on pigeon racing. Originally released as a DOUBLE-DVD set of more than four hours. Packed with information you will enjoy again and again. "Secrets V" features profiles of dozens of top trainers talking about feeding, motivation and other vital tools to win more races.

    • Secrets of Champions IV - Winning Lofts - The Inside Stories

      Run Time: 3 HRS 21 Min
      Content: 11 Chapters

      What does it take to construct the perfect racing pigeon loft? Why do champion trainers say that excellent pigeons in a bad loft will seldom, if ever, win races? Why do pigeons from humble housing often crush excellent birds from huge palatial pigeon lofts? Those are the questions award-winning film maker Jim Jenner sets out to answer as he visits dozens of some of the most successful pigeon lofts in the world.

      This is THE inside story of how the best lofts work. Using 3D computer animation, and hundreds of shots of construction details, Secrets of Champions IV is your guide to learning what you need to know about creating a loft that brings your birds into winning condition and holds that condition for the entire racing season.

      Filmed in Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, England and the U.S.A. this film explores how four key components are the secret to form. The perfect blend of oxygen exchange, humidity and temperature, combined with what champions call the "carrying capacity" of a loft are the factors that are key to perfect condition.

    • The Dark & The Light

      Like the legs of a race horse, the wings of a racing pigeon are vital to its performance. But each year nature tells a pigeon to change all its feathers and grow new wing flights.

      The goal of any pigeon trainer is to make sure that this feather growth does not affect his bird's aerodynamic integrity. And the timing of the stressful molt is also a factor in each bird’s overall health and stamina. "The Dark & The Light" explains how some of the world's leading pigeon trainers are using the power of daylight to control their pigeon's molt and ensure their birds are in perfect feather during the summer racing season.

      This film explains when and why pigeons molt and also visits top pigeon fanciers who use either the "Dark" system or the "Light" system with their pigeons. The film follows these fanciers step-by-step as they plan their season and adjust light levels to either stimulate or retard the molting process. Light management is one of the most significant natural developments in the 150–year history of pigeon racing. By carefully controlling daylight a trainer can now dramatically reduce the stress of molting on his team of pigeons, while ensuring each bird has a full wing exactly when they need it most. That is the moment when they leave the release crates at the start of their race to get home.

    • Secrets of Champions I - The Foundation of Victory

      "Secrets of Champions - The Foundation of Victory". Winners come and go, but a handful of pigeon fanciers magically win for decades. How do these great trainers stay on top in the toughest competition in the world? Filmed in Holland, Belgium, Ireland, England & the USA and featuring some of the world's longest winning fanciers; Ireland's Ronnie Williamson, England’s Frank Tasker & Geoff Kirkland and Holland’s legendary Ad Schaerlaeckens and more. Ten chapters, over 90 minutes with special features including the phenomenal secret of "the throat".

    • Secrets of Champions II - Breeding, Feeding & Old Bird Racing

      Following his best-selling "Secrets of Champions", Jim Jenner is on the road again to help you learn more from some of the pigeon sports most consistent winners. Filmed in Belgium, Holland, Ireland and England this all-new program lets you in on what the champions say is the most important month in your year. They talk about their breeding systems and how they select their feeds. But that is only part of what you'll learn from these experts. You'll also hear how they use natural substances to keep their birds in top shape. Plus, you'll learn how dramatically Old Bird racing is changing in the heart of the heaviest competition in the pigeon sport. So get ready to enjoy a relaxing and informative two hours with some of the smartest, most successful and down-to-earth experts in the pigeon racing game. Featuring Dutch Champion Ad Schaerlaeckens, Irish Champions Ronnie Williamson & Gregg Brothers, English Champions Frank Tasker & Geoff Kirkland & More.

    • Secrets of Champions III - Young Bird Racing

      What does it take to be competitive in modern young bird racing? That's the subject Jim Jenner explores as he visits some of the world's best pigeon racers. Nothing in the sport has changed as much as the competition with birds in the year of their birth. By breeding earlier, and selecting for faster maturing birds, today's competitors are achieving performances that were unthinkable a few years ago. By using the forces of nature to retard the moult, and motivating older, stronger and more mature pigeons, today's "young birds" often outshine older competitors in many of Europe's biggest races. Traveling to Holland, Belgium, England and the United States this documentary explores the secrets of breeding the best young pigeons. The stages of weaning and training are explored as are the methods of "darkening". Chapters on health and motivation, as well as the impact of electronic timing on trapping are also included. Extra Special Features include tips on winter breeding and young bird feeding. It's an over three hour visit with some of the sharpest minds in the pigeon racing sport.

    • Marathon In the Sky

      Critic’s choice as the finest film ever made on pigeons. Marathon In the Sky is a thrilling documentary on the evolution of homing pigeons from vital military messengers to today’s thoroughbred racers. Filmed throughout Europe and North America with stunning aerial photography. Narrated by Michael Landon.

    • Oldest Feathered Friend

      OLDEST FEATHERED FRIEND: Our gold medal award winner on the world of pigeons. Oldest Feathered Friend documents the many areas in which pigeons have affected human history. It includes eleven chapters that chronicle the evolution of the pigeon, and specifically the Rock Dove, as our oldest domesticated bird. With narration by Jimmy Smits.

      Run time: 1 hr 50 min

    • Share The Blue Sky

      Award-winning Writer/Director Jim Jenner takes you on a fascinating journey through the world of the pigeons and doves. "Share the Blue Sky" is the longest, most comprehensive documentary ever made on this family of birds, long recognized as mankind's oldest feathered friend.

      Filmed on five continents and in 19 countries this exciting series contains over five hours of material on three DVD's. The twenty chapters in this complete collection include stories on all types of pigeons, from performing and racing birds to birds bred for show. You'll also meet some of history's most famous pigeon-lovers in Europe, North America and China.

      It's a wonder saga of how one bird has come to symbolize human beings wish for peace and their love for this gentle creature.

    • The Queen's Wings

      The newest chapter in Jim Jenner's narrative on the bird of peace. Take a trip through over a hundred years of royal racing history, and meet many of England's modern champions. The Queen's Wings is an intriguing tale of 1 starting line and 700 finish lines--a jubilee of wings.

      Jim Jenner returns to his documentary roots to tell you the story of an epic national pigeon race between England's Queen and her countrymen. This important film was created with the full cooperation of the Midland’s National Flying Club, which organized the 2012 Diamond Jubilee race honoring Queen Elizabeth’s sixty-year reign. The film includes the 126-year history of the Royal racing pigeons as well as the race day performances of more a dozen of England’s most palatial and revered racing lofts. Jim was given unprecedented access to the lofts on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate and time with its new manager Peter Farrow. This intense race saw 5,000 competitors, include birds from the Royal Loft, compete over the fields of France, across the channel and into the heart of England.

    • Schaerlaeckens

      He's been called "The King of Orleans" for his three, first-place finishes in what was arguably the world's biggest pigeon race. But Ad Schaerlaeckens is more than Holland's greatest pigeon trainer. For decades he has been the hobby's leading writer, using his sharp mind to analyze how certain fanciers were winning. And using his sharp pen to call attention to the pigeon sport's bad ideas and buffoons.

      His global fame as one of the sport's living legends has brought Ad more attention than he cares for. And, over the past decade he has retreated more and more from the spotlight. In part it's because he's a private person, but also because the volume of visiting fanciers and inquiries via phone and the internet had become simply overwhelming.

      Knowing how much people want to hear his opinions led Ad Schaerlaeckens to agree to spend some time in front of a camera with a long-time friend, film maker Jim Jenner. Over a period of three days Schaerlaeckens answered the key questions pigeon fanciers constantly ask him about his methods. He also got to spend time describing his early years with pigeons and the factors that led to his unique view of the sport.

      Honest, blunt and always a step ahead of the pack, this is Ad Schaerlaeckens. Over more than an hour and half he talks about his basic approaches to selecting pigeons, keeping them healthy and winning races. It's as close as you can come to sitting down with the man himself.

    • Best of British II

      In the mid-80's Britain's Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker were the men to beat in long distance and middle distance old bird pigeon racing. Week after week their pigeons and methods had them at the top of the pigeon racing result sheet. What most pigeon fanciers didn’t realize was that Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker had been quietly perfecting methods they’d gleaned from the top widowhood fliers in Belgium and Holland. These secrets, combined with pigeons they were also bringing back from the continent, were helping them score countless wins against tough competition. Their management methods were relatively unknown until they helped create a film called "The Best of British". Released in the very early days of VHS home video, the film was an instant hit and opened the eyes of thousands of pigeon trainers, worldwide, to the widowhood system and it's benefits. Now, almost 25 years later, Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker are still feared competitors. But, true champions, they never rest on their laurels. Each season they’ve looked for new ways to improve their management of a top racing team. This new film is packed with point-by-point discussions of their methods of feeding and managing a widowhood team. It also takes you into new areas of pigeon management, especially on the subject of winning races with widowhood hens. Fantastic pigeon fanciers and old friends, Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker spend almost two hours covering their current thinking on pigeon management. They share a laugh or two about days together and the road they took to the top of the pigeon sport.

    • MOTIVATION – Best of Secrets of Champions

      A selection of the best chapters on MOTIVATING RACING PIGEONS taken from the award-winning
      "Secrets of Champions" DVD series.

    • FEEDING – Best of Secrets of Champions

      A selection of the best chapters on FEEDING taken from the award-winning
      "Secrets of Champions" DVD series.

     
     

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    • Secrets of Champions VII: Life in the Fast Lane

      Secrets of Champions VII: Life in the Fast Lane

      Jim Jenner's newest film, Secrets of Champions VII: "Life in the Fast Lane" documents the people and pigeons who take part in the largest, most competitive club in the Americas, the Gulfcoast Homing Club [GHC] in Spring Hill, Florida. In two visits and weeks of filming, Jenner captures the lofts, the trainers and the racing methods that have made this club world famous.

    • Young Wings

      Young Wings

      The power of pigeons to change people’s lives.

      Jim’s highly acclaimed documentary shows the remarkable emotional and academic benefits domestic pigeons bring to modern society, and how they can solve the epidemic of what’s called “Nature Deficit Disorder. Filmed in the United States and Europe, no fancier who wants to explain or promote the positive power of pigeon keeping can be without this film.

      In societies desperate to reconnect children with nature, award-winning filmmaker Jim Jenner documents how pigeons can influence a generation. Filmed in the USA and Europe, this film shows the ancient and profound power of mankind's oldest feathered friend.

      Whether it's a school in the heart of Mississippi, the wilds of Montana, a youth prison in Europe or the gritty inner-city of South Central Los Angeles, Jenner shows how the “bird of peace” uniquely connects with today’s youth.
      And he wonderfully articulates why a generation ago children did not suffer from what is now termed “Nature Deficit Disorder”.
      It’s a story you will long remember.

    • Secrets of Champions VI: "To Boldly Go"

      Secrets of Champions VI: "To Boldly Go"

      In this all-new film Jim proves the central message of his award-winning Secrets of Champions series ... that there are many undiscovered stars in the pigeon racing universe.

      Jim "boldly goes" on a search for these stars in corners of the sport where others seldom tread.

      In the summer of 2011, Jim and his film crew visited Germany, French-speaking Belgium, Wales and Southern Ireland to bring you this informative and entertaining tour of famous lofts, and others that should be famous.

      You'll meet Germany's famous Dr. Brockamp and the two-time South African race-winning Klass Family; Wales' amazing Derek Flowers and Dublin's incredible Gerry Omara. These are only four of the TWO DOZEN champions you'll meet on this four-hour tour.

    • Secrets of Champions V: Many Roads to Victory

      Secrets of Champions V: Many Roads to Victory

      Jim Jenner visits more than three dozen top lofts in this documentary on pigeon racing. Originally released as a DOUBLE-DVD set of more than four hours. Packed with information you will enjoy again and again. "Secrets V" features profiles of dozens of top trainers talking about feeding, motivation and other vital tools to win more races.

    • Secrets of Champions IV - Winning Lofts - The Inside Stories

      Secrets of Champions IV - Winning Lofts - The Inside Stories

      Run Time: 3 HRS 21 Min
      Content: 11 Chapters

      What does it take to construct the perfect racing pigeon loft? Why do champion trainers say that excellent pigeons in a bad loft will seldom, if ever, win races? Why do pigeons from humble housing often crush excellent birds from huge palatial pigeon lofts? Those are the questions award-winning film maker Jim Jenner sets out to answer as he visits dozens of some of the most successful pigeon lofts in the world.

      This is THE inside story of how the best lofts work. Using 3D computer animation, and hundreds of shots of construction details, Secrets of Champions IV is your guide to learning what you need to know about creating a loft that brings your birds into winning condition and holds that condition for the entire racing season.

      Filmed in Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, England and the U.S.A. this film explores how four key components are the secret to form. The perfect blend of oxygen exchange, humidity and temperature, combined with what champions call the "carrying capacity" of a loft are the factors that are key to perfect condition.

    • The Dark & The Light

      The Dark & The Light

      Like the legs of a race horse, the wings of a racing pigeon are vital to its performance. But each year nature tells a pigeon to change all its feathers and grow new wing flights.

      The goal of any pigeon trainer is to make sure that this feather growth does not affect his bird's aerodynamic integrity. And the timing of the stressful molt is also a factor in each bird’s overall health and stamina. "The Dark & The Light" explains how some of the world's leading pigeon trainers are using the power of daylight to control their pigeon's molt and ensure their birds are in perfect feather during the summer racing season.

      This film explains when and why pigeons molt and also visits top pigeon fanciers who use either the "Dark" system or the "Light" system with their pigeons. The film follows these fanciers step-by-step as they plan their season and adjust light levels to either stimulate or retard the molting process. Light management is one of the most significant natural developments in the 150–year history of pigeon racing. By carefully controlling daylight a trainer can now dramatically reduce the stress of molting on his team of pigeons, while ensuring each bird has a full wing exactly when they need it most. That is the moment when they leave the release crates at the start of their race to get home.

    • Secrets of Champions I - The Foundation of Victory

      Secrets of Champions I - The Foundation of Victory

      "Secrets of Champions - The Foundation of Victory". Winners come and go, but a handful of pigeon fanciers magically win for decades. How do these great trainers stay on top in the toughest competition in the world? Filmed in Holland, Belgium, Ireland, England & the USA and featuring some of the world's longest winning fanciers; Ireland's Ronnie Williamson, England’s Frank Tasker & Geoff Kirkland and Holland’s legendary Ad Schaerlaeckens and more. Ten chapters, over 90 minutes with special features including the phenomenal secret of "the throat".

    • Secrets of Champions II - Breeding, Feeding & Old Bird Racing

      Secrets of Champions II - Breeding, Feeding & Old Bird Racing

      Following his best-selling "Secrets of Champions", Jim Jenner is on the road again to help you learn more from some of the pigeon sports most consistent winners. Filmed in Belgium, Holland, Ireland and England this all-new program lets you in on what the champions say is the most important month in your year. They talk about their breeding systems and how they select their feeds. But that is only part of what you'll learn from these experts. You'll also hear how they use natural substances to keep their birds in top shape. Plus, you'll learn how dramatically Old Bird racing is changing in the heart of the heaviest competition in the pigeon sport. So get ready to enjoy a relaxing and informative two hours with some of the smartest, most successful and down-to-earth experts in the pigeon racing game. Featuring Dutch Champion Ad Schaerlaeckens, Irish Champions Ronnie Williamson & Gregg Brothers, English Champions Frank Tasker & Geoff Kirkland & More.

    • Secrets of Champions III - Young Bird Racing

      Secrets of Champions III - Young Bird Racing

      What does it take to be competitive in modern young bird racing? That's the subject Jim Jenner explores as he visits some of the world's best pigeon racers. Nothing in the sport has changed as much as the competition with birds in the year of their birth. By breeding earlier, and selecting for faster maturing birds, today's competitors are achieving performances that were unthinkable a few years ago. By using the forces of nature to retard the moult, and motivating older, stronger and more mature pigeons, today's "young birds" often outshine older competitors in many of Europe's biggest races. Traveling to Holland, Belgium, England and the United States this documentary explores the secrets of breeding the best young pigeons. The stages of weaning and training are explored as are the methods of "darkening". Chapters on health and motivation, as well as the impact of electronic timing on trapping are also included. Extra Special Features include tips on winter breeding and young bird feeding. It's an over three hour visit with some of the sharpest minds in the pigeon racing sport.

    • Marathon In the Sky

      Marathon In the Sky

      Critic’s choice as the finest film ever made on pigeons. Marathon In the Sky is a thrilling documentary on the evolution of homing pigeons from vital military messengers to today’s thoroughbred racers. Filmed throughout Europe and North America with stunning aerial photography. Narrated by Michael Landon.

    • Oldest Feathered Friend

      Oldest Feathered Friend

      OLDEST FEATHERED FRIEND: Our gold medal award winner on the world of pigeons. Oldest Feathered Friend documents the many areas in which pigeons have affected human history. It includes eleven chapters that chronicle the evolution of the pigeon, and specifically the Rock Dove, as our oldest domesticated bird. With narration by Jimmy Smits.

      Run time: 1 hr 50 min

    • Share The Blue Sky

      Share The Blue Sky

      Award-winning Writer/Director Jim Jenner takes you on a fascinating journey through the world of the pigeons and doves. "Share the Blue Sky" is the longest, most comprehensive documentary ever made on this family of birds, long recognized as mankind's oldest feathered friend.

      Filmed on five continents and in 19 countries this exciting series contains over five hours of material on three DVD's. The twenty chapters in this complete collection include stories on all types of pigeons, from performing and racing birds to birds bred for show. You'll also meet some of history's most famous pigeon-lovers in Europe, North America and China.

      It's a wonder saga of how one bird has come to symbolize human beings wish for peace and their love for this gentle creature.

    • The Queen's Wings

      The Queen's Wings

      The newest chapter in Jim Jenner's narrative on the bird of peace. Take a trip through over a hundred years of royal racing history, and meet many of England's modern champions. The Queen's Wings is an intriguing tale of 1 starting line and 700 finish lines--a jubilee of wings.

      Jim Jenner returns to his documentary roots to tell you the story of an epic national pigeon race between England's Queen and her countrymen. This important film was created with the full cooperation of the Midland’s National Flying Club, which organized the 2012 Diamond Jubilee race honoring Queen Elizabeth’s sixty-year reign. The film includes the 126-year history of the Royal racing pigeons as well as the race day performances of more a dozen of England’s most palatial and revered racing lofts. Jim was given unprecedented access to the lofts on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate and time with its new manager Peter Farrow. This intense race saw 5,000 competitors, include birds from the Royal Loft, compete over the fields of France, across the channel and into the heart of England.

    • Schaerlaeckens

      Schaerlaeckens

      He's been called "The King of Orleans" for his three, first-place finishes in what was arguably the world's biggest pigeon race. But Ad Schaerlaeckens is more than Holland's greatest pigeon trainer. For decades he has been the hobby's leading writer, using his sharp mind to analyze how certain fanciers were winning. And using his sharp pen to call attention to the pigeon sport's bad ideas and buffoons.

      His global fame as one of the sport's living legends has brought Ad more attention than he cares for. And, over the past decade he has retreated more and more from the spotlight. In part it's because he's a private person, but also because the volume of visiting fanciers and inquiries via phone and the internet had become simply overwhelming.

      Knowing how much people want to hear his opinions led Ad Schaerlaeckens to agree to spend some time in front of a camera with a long-time friend, film maker Jim Jenner. Over a period of three days Schaerlaeckens answered the key questions pigeon fanciers constantly ask him about his methods. He also got to spend time describing his early years with pigeons and the factors that led to his unique view of the sport.

      Honest, blunt and always a step ahead of the pack, this is Ad Schaerlaeckens. Over more than an hour and half he talks about his basic approaches to selecting pigeons, keeping them healthy and winning races. It's as close as you can come to sitting down with the man himself.

    • Best of British II

      Best of British II

      In the mid-80's Britain's Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker were the men to beat in long distance and middle distance old bird pigeon racing. Week after week their pigeons and methods had them at the top of the pigeon racing result sheet. What most pigeon fanciers didn’t realize was that Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker had been quietly perfecting methods they’d gleaned from the top widowhood fliers in Belgium and Holland. These secrets, combined with pigeons they were also bringing back from the continent, were helping them score countless wins against tough competition. Their management methods were relatively unknown until they helped create a film called "The Best of British". Released in the very early days of VHS home video, the film was an instant hit and opened the eyes of thousands of pigeon trainers, worldwide, to the widowhood system and it's benefits. Now, almost 25 years later, Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker are still feared competitors. But, true champions, they never rest on their laurels. Each season they’ve looked for new ways to improve their management of a top racing team. This new film is packed with point-by-point discussions of their methods of feeding and managing a widowhood team. It also takes you into new areas of pigeon management, especially on the subject of winning races with widowhood hens. Fantastic pigeon fanciers and old friends, Geoff Kirkland and Frank Tasker spend almost two hours covering their current thinking on pigeon management. They share a laugh or two about days together and the road they took to the top of the pigeon sport.

    • MOTIVATION – Best of Secrets of Champions

      MOTIVATION – Best of Secrets of Champions

      A selection of the best chapters on MOTIVATING RACING PIGEONS taken from the award-winning
      "Secrets of Champions" DVD series.

    • FEEDING – Best of Secrets of Champions

      FEEDING – Best of Secrets of Champions

      A selection of the best chapters on FEEDING taken from the award-winning
      "Secrets of Champions" DVD series.