About Our Tests

Fall Test: December 2–4, 2022

Friday, December 2nd: Natural Ability only

Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th: Natural Ability, Utility Preparatory, and Utility

The test is currently full and we do have a waitlist. Please contact test secretary Terry Ann Fernando for more information.


A test entry is considered complete when the test secretary has a completed form and the payment. Test entries are limited and will be taken on a first come first served basis. (Note: Individuals are limited to 2 entries per testing weekend. Contact chapter leadership for potential special accommodation). All registration forms must be completed in full. If your number or dog’s number is pending please write this in appropriate boxes. Once your numbers become available please update the test secretary with this information.

The form can be downloaded from this link: Entry Form.

Entry Fees
Natural Ability: $135.00
UPT/UT: $160.00

Preferred payment is via Venmo to @Tarheel-NAVHDA. Or you can make a check payable to Tarheel Chapter of NAVHDA and mail it.

Terry Ann Fernando
1204 Loblolly Court
Raleigh, NC 27615
Email – terryannhayes@gmail.com


Entries may be withdrawn or cancelled 30 days before the test date to receive a full refund. Inside the 30 day window, no refunds will be made except for a health issue with a dog, in which case veterinarian records must be provided, or Tarheel NAVHDA fills the vacated test spot. In such cases refunds will be made after the specified test date.


An e-mail message will be sent to all handlers upon receipt of the test entry form. If you are placed on a waiting list for the test you will be notified of this.  As the test approaches an email will be sent with the running order and important test information.


All recognized versatile breeds are eligible for NAVHDA tests as long as the dog is registered in the NAVHDA registry. The registration form can be found on the international NAVHDA website.

Dogs are eligible for Natural Ability testing up to and including the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over 16 months of age may run Natural Ability for evaluation only and may only run when space is available. No prize can be awarded for dogs over the age limit.

*NOTE: Starting July 1, 2018 both the owner and handler must be registered members of NAVHDA to enter a dog in the a sanctioned test.

Area Hotels & Lodging

The Inn at Anderson Creek
Approx. 5 miles from test grounds

Microtel Inn & Suites
Microtel Inn & Suites Website
Approx. 8 miles

Other options can be found here: Map of area with hotels