Info from National Office

Letter Concerning magazine

Click here for recent letter from the National Officers on the publication of our magazine.

DoY Eligible List

DoY Entries Now Open

Entries for the 2021 Dog of the Year are being accepted!  You may enter on line at the NSTRA website or download the entry form.  Mailing and payment information is included on the form.  Entries must be received by September 20, 2021.  The Ohio Region DoY eligible list can be found here.  The National office has changed the eligibility requirements this year due to COVID-19.  See complete announcement below.

Autism Awareness Fundraiser 

September 25 & 26 at Mahoney Farm

The Ohio Region is asking for any donations of judges, bikes, bird planter, food, trophies, raffle items, cash donations, birds… whatever you can donate will help!  

Proceeds will be donated to the Trimble Family. Jesse & Jennie Trimble are Ohio Region members who’s 14 year old son Ryan is autistic and has been going through a very rough time lately.

Contact Region President John Gillespie

Thank you in advance for your support!

From National Office

Effective Immediately!


For the trial season of June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021:

In the wake of the effects on NSTRA weekend trials because of the disparate and continuing Covid-19 pandemic impacts in our communities, the National Officers waive the eligibility requirements for DOY 2021 as follows:

If the Region Officers and Board determine that the method of selecting dogs for 2021 shall be the “alternating High-point list”, then all dogs listed shall be eligible regardless of whether the listed dog runs in a regional elimination trial.

On line Judging Tests

Simplifying the Recertification Process


The online judging test is now fully operational.  You will recieve an  e-mail, one-month prior to your judging credential's expiration.  It will have a link that takes you to the test.  If you don't receive an e-mail, you can contact the office for the link.  Note that there are some requirements to take the test:

  • You must have been an active judge at least 3 years prior to taking the test.

  • You must pass the test with a 90% score or better.

  • If you fail the test twice, you are required to take a seminar.

  • New judges must take a  seminar and ride braces to receive their credentials as always.

NSTRA Amateur Program

Supplemental Guidelines


NSTRA has made significant changes to the amateur program.  Read the complete report here.