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2021 TESTING

 


What is the Natural Ability Test? (video)


2021 SPRING TEST
June 5th and 6th, 2021, 7:00 AM
Quail Ridge Preserve & Kennels

120 Sartori Rd
Stafford Springs, CT


2021 FALL TEST
September 24th - 26th, 2021, 7:00AM
Quail Ridge Preserve & Kennels

120 Sartori Rd
Stafford Springs, CT

The testing site is on private land and cannot be readily accessed.  You may attend a training clinic as a member should you wish to see the grounds prior.

TEST ENTRY GUIDELINES>>

ENTRY FORM >>

TEST FEE

Natural Ability - $125

Utility Prep/ Utility - $160

Check/Money Order Only - Payable to SNE NAVHDA

(No Electronic Payments are Accepted)

Mail Entries to:

Josh Flowers
7 Dorset Lane
Brookfield, CT 06804

(845) 661-8354

flowersjosh@att.net

NAVHDA TESTING POLICIES

All Owners and Handlers must hold a current NAVHDA Membership.


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.


SNE CHAPTER TEST POLICIES:

Entries received by the Test Secretary for Tests must be postmarked no earlier than January 1 of the test year.  Emailed applications will not be accepted. 

Contact the Test Secretary Prior should there be missing information on the entry form upon submission.


NA Evaluation 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, 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.

You may not 'move' your entry between tests.  Submit a new entry form for each 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.

If you choose to ‘move’ into a different test within the same or new calendar year, YOU MUST RE-ENTER for that test.  The priority settings as described above shall apply.  The refund for the test you are moving from will follow the refund policy as described above.

Test Day

Test starts promptly at 7 AM each day. Check in for Handlers will be at 6:30 AM.

You must have a 'clip' lead for your dog.  No slip leads allowed.

An email will be sent prior to Test Day with the projected running order and additional information concerning the day.  The running order is subject to change.

Click Here for Map to Testing Location

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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