Pre-Test: May 6, 2017 / Test: May 20-21, 2017
Quail Ridge Preserve & Kennels
Stafford Springs, CT

Pre-Test: September 10, 2017. / Test: September 23-24, 2017

Pre-Test begins at 8am. Contact Josh Flowers – 845.661.8354 –  to confirm attendance and to reserve birds. If you do not reserve birds there will not be enough for you. Bring own lunch and drink for you and your dog.

Test Day:
Test starts promptly at 7 AM each day. Please be there in advance of the start time. Lunch will be available for a small fee. Plan to join us for a no host judges dinner after the reading of the scores on Saturday. Remember to bring food and water for your dog!


Natural Ability

Utility Prep/ Utility



Test Entry Guidelines >>

Test Entry Form >>

SNE Chapter Test Entry & Refund Policy

Entries received by the Test Secretary for both spring and fall tests must be postmarked January 1 of the test year or later. Send completed current NAVHDA official test entry form following the guidelines listed below and payment. Mail to:

Josh Flowers
7 Dorset Lane
Brookfield, CT 06804

(845) 661-8354


All dogs entering any NAVHDA test are required to be NAVHDA registered and are subject to NAVHDA eligibility requirements. If your dog is not currently registered with NAVHDA, contact the central office to do so. Ensure the dogs NAVHDA registered name and registration number are correct and that the owner(s) and handler name and NAVHDA member number are displayed correctly on the entry form.

If applicable, include with the completed test entry form and payment, copies of the dogs’ hip X-ray evaluation certificate and DNA certificate. Certificates do not need to be included if already on file with NAVHDA Central Office.

Dogs are eligible for a Natural Ability Test up until, and including, the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over 16 months may be run for evaluation only. Dogs over 16 months will be placed on the wait list and may only be run if space is available.

Payment and Receipt of Entries:

Payment shall be in US funds only and may be a money order, bank draft or personal check made payable to SNE NAVHDA, please send no cash. Entries are on a first come, first serve basis. Post mark on the envelope determines order of receipt. You will be notified that you have been placed either on the running list or, if we are full, the waiting list.

Wait list entries will move to the running list in order as openings occur. A final running order should be set 2 to 3 weeks before the test.

Refund Policy:

If you withdraw from the test 2 weeks prior to the test, your entry fee will be refunded only if there is a dog on the waiting list. If you withdraw within two weeks of the test there will be no refund. If your dog cannot run due to an injury, your entry fee will be refunded (A note from your Veterinarian is required).

If you are on the waiting list your entry fee will be refunded in full.

Places to Stay

Rodeway Inn – 327 Ruby Road, Willington, CT
Days Inn Sturbridge – Route 15, Sturbridge, MA
Holiday Inn Express Vernon/Manchester – Kelly Rd, Vernon CT

Please check to see if there are dog friendly rooms available if required.

There is no running water on the grounds, so please be sure to bring plenty of water for both you and your dog.

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