Hello, Minnesota Chapter Members,

We hope you are all staying safe and taking this time to spend with your 2 legged and 4 legged family members.  Your Chapter Board had an emergency teleconference last night and we want to share the following with you:


NAVHDA International has cancelled all their sponsored events through June 30th, which includes our two May tests, and our May Aims & Rules (Handler) Clinic.   Full announcement is here.  Natural Ability dogs who were entered into tests will receive a waiver on the 16 month age requirement if they need it and wish to enter another test later in 2020.  Our August test is full, and we have closed entries to our remaining September tests, and are looking to possibly reschedule a test for sometime in July to accommodate those affected by the May cancellations.    We will be reaching out to all  of those Handlers in the next week or so with details on all remaining 2020 testing plans and the refund process for those who no longer want to test.

The May 2nd & 3rd Aims & Rules (Handler) Clinic will NOT be rescheduled.  The MOCK NA Test scheduled for May 2nd is also Cancelled.  Those entered in these events will be notified individually by email and refunds will be issued.



Due to the “Minnesota Stay At Home” order being extended to May 4th, and  common sense social distancing practices, we are also cancelling the Steadiness Clinic on April 25th & 26th.  Those entered in that event will be notified individually by email and refunds will be issued.  For the same reasons, at this time we cannot organize any official chapter group training.   We do want to remind everyone that to be on the grounds at Kelley Farms & Four Brooks, you must have a pass. For those of you that want access to grounds, you can obtain passes by contacting:

  • Kelley Farms-Steve Grogan 651-439-3575    Annual pass & sticker $375
  • Four Brooks-Jeff Pleskac mn.navhda.fourbrooks@gmail.com  Annual pass & sticker $25
  • We no longer have access to Major Ave Hunt Club in Glencoe

Please be respectful of the grounds and do not tear them up.  Close gates!

We are trying to figure out a plan to make birds available to members, but as of right now, nothing is concrete on that.

Thanks everyone.

Your Minnesota Chapter NAVHDA Board of Directors