After years of flying very successfully in combination with the Thijssen brothers under the name Thijssen-de Ruijter, from 2018 we merged with John Ruttenberg from Baarn to form the combination Ruttenberg / de Ruijter. That this collaboration has been a golden choice is evident from the results achieved immediately in the first year of the collaboration; 1st not nominated and 4th nominated Vitesse in the department 7 against approximately 750 playing members with approximately 20,000 pigeons. 1st not nominated and 1st nominated after race in Afdeling 7 against over 600 playing members with approximately 12,500 pigeons. 2020 we became 3th National Champion Middle Distance, the 2019-4491111 was 2th Ace Pigeon late races Afdeling 7 against more then 14.000 pigeons.

2021 we achieved 2th not nominated Vitesse (short distance) in Afdeling 7 with approximately 700 playing members. 

In mid-March Reinier has decided to stop with the Golden Heremans Collection, from now on Gebroeders de Ruijter will transfer to de Ruijter Duiven. Reinier decided to continue working with John Ruttenberg, after what happend I decided with pain in my heart that I cant be longer part of the Ruttenberg/deRuijter combination. My pigeons are back in my loft and I want to thank John Ruttenberg for the fantastic cooperation and wish him all the success in the future, the combination name Ruttenberg/deRuijter will be changed from 2022

View of the racingloft at John Ruttenberg