Youth Programs

NAVHDA encourages family participation in our organization. To that end, we are offering educational and testing opportunities for our younger members.

Kristin Rieser Youth Scholarship Fund

Purpose: endowment funds the cost of young members (ages 10-18) who wish to attend a NAVHDA Handlers Clinic.

NAVHDA Youth Testing Incentive Program

Purpose: to encourage youth education and participation in the training and testing of versatile hunting dogs

NAVHDA Youth Events Program

Purpose: to financially support the efforts of NAVHDA members, chapters, Youth Development Committee or Executive Council in developing the next generation of dog enthusiasts, outdoors persons and hunters. Our goal is to remove barriers keeping youths from experiencing the outdoors,  particularly hunting. This, in turn, will foster a lifelong love of the outdoor heritage and lifestyle as well as the values that NAVHDA represents.