Invitational Information

The Invitational is NAVHDA’s premier hunt test, and is held annually in September. The Invitational is the ultimate test of both dog and trainer. In this test, dogs are required to: 1) run an hour field brace with another dog, point and retrieve upland birds, and honor its bracemate’s point and retrieve, 2) do a blind retrieve over water of approximately 100 yards, 3) honor another dog’s waterfowl retrieve, and 4) do a double marked retrieve.  You can find more details on the Invitational on our About the NAVHDA Testing System and Invitational FAQ pages. 


2020 Invitational – Searsboro, Iowa

September 17-20, 2020

2019 Invitational 9/12-15/2019

Click Here for the list of dogs that were eligible for the 2019 Invitational.

Hosted by:
The Buckeye Chapter, Ohio

Test Location:
Mingo Sportsman Club
1400 Township Road 189 #1
Bloomingdale OH 43910

2019 Invitational Test Scores:
Thursday 9/12/19
Friday 9/13/19
Saturday 9/14/19
Sunday 9/15/19

2019 Invitational Photographers
Perry Masotti
Nancy Anisfield
Denise Heath
Moishe Rageime
Renata Canaday
Rick Holt


Past VCs
1988- 2018

Future Invitationals: