Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program


A Handlers Clinic is an educational tool developed by NAVHDA to help dog owners and handlers understand the testing system. During the two-day clinic weekend, participants experience all aspects of a Natural Ability, Utility Preparatory, and Utility test. 
The Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program reimburses the fees for young members’ participation in a Handlers clinic, and thus is a great opportunity for young NAVHDA members to expand their knowledge of dog training and learn about the NAVHDA testing system. 

This fund was established by Jim and Donna Rieser of Shooting Starr Kennels, in memory of their daughter Kristin.  Kristin was a passionate enthusiast for all things NAVHDA, AKC and NSTRA. She successfully ran dogs in all levels of NAVHDA’s testing program and was an accomplished breeder of German shorthaired pointers receiving many Breeders Awards. Kristin was an active volunteer for her local chapter, a cheerleader for all other NAVHDA members, and an aspiring veterinarian.

Kristin’s family created this fund to honor her dedication to NAVHDA in a way that would encourage other young people to follow in her footsteps. This endowment funds the cost of young members, under 19 years old, who wish to attend a NAVHDA Handlers Clinic.

To apply for reimbursement:
CLICK HERE for the Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program application.  Applicants are encouraged to include a photo as well as note of recommendation from someone from the local chapter or from within NAVHDA.

Submit the completed Application Form (and any additional documents) by:

              Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program
              PO Box 520
              Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0520

            (Please include the words “Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program” in the subject line.)

Fax:      (847) 255-5987

CLICK HERE if you would like to support and donate to the vision of the “Kristin Rieser Youth Handler Clinic Program” which encourages young members to attend a NAVHDA Handlers Clinic.