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October 2019

BDS West Wales – Cecil Adams Memorial Drive

October 13
Moles Lodge, Fforest Barn, Salem,
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SN19 7NS United Kingdom

The drive is being organised in memory of Donna’s grandfather who introduced her to driving.  Cecil, who was from Tegryn, was a member of the BDS and attended many drives. There are various routes on offer to accommodate all levels of fitness – from 5 to 8 miles with additional loops if wanted.  The terrain is fairly flat with only a couple of short gentle hills and the lanes are quiet. There will be cawl available after. There will be…

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North Wiltshire and Gloucestershire BDS – Area Heritage Driving Event

October 13
Merchants Barn Farm, Long Newnton
Nr Tetbury, GL8 8RP United Kingdom

Heritage Driving “The competition includes presentation, a drive with difficulties, and a cones course, similar to that of an Attelage competition “.., if you like, a taster to doing the real thing! In three stages open to both traditional and Exercise type vehicles and any combination of equines ( single, pair,tandem ) Drive section will include grass field headlands Byway ( the Fosse Way) and country lane. Refreshments will be available Please click here to download The Schedule Please click…

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Cornwall – Pleasure drive at St. Kew with Will, Sarah and George No. 2

October 20
Sanmark, Trequite
St.Kew, PL30 3EU United Kingdom

1200 for 1300 departure.  £10 per turnout.  Bring and share tea

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Berkshire – Windsor Great Park Pleasure Drive

October 20
Windsor Great Park Berkshire United Kingdom

Start times will be advised. Please click here to download the Entry Form

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Derbyshire & Staffordshire – Training Day with Karen Bassett

October 20
Worksop Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

This is a great chance for members to bring their turnouts and have a one to one training session with widely acclaimed carriage driver, Karen Bassett. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – only 5 turnouts on the day.  11.30am Start. Price per turnout is approximately £30 to £40 – depending on numbers. Spectators - £5.00 each.  (Please inform your AC if you are coming with your turnout)

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East Sussex – Drive – Highview, Framfield

October 27
Highview Drive, Framfield TN22 5PX United Kingdom

Drive -  Start Time: 10:00– Finish Time:  13:00 Quiet country lanes with superb scenery. Please remember to bring your Yellow membership card and your Rally Miles card. Go to www.eastsussexbds.co.uk for more details.

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Lincolnshire – Drive on Roads & Tracks

October 27

Drive on roads & tracks Location - TBC

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November 2019

Cornwall – Annual Meeting

November 1
Slades House Country Inn

Please come along to hear a summary of 2019

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Shropshire – Anne Watson-Smyth Memorial Drive – Lake Vyrnwy

November 3
Lake Vrynwwy, Nr Llanfyllyn
Oswestry, United Kingdom

12 noon start, approx 12 miles, easy circular drive.  Followed by something warm. Please don’t just turn up.  Numbers needed for catering.  £5 per turnout and £5 per head for tea. Donation for the Cavalier Centre in memory of Anne.  BDS Shropshire Entry Form can be found on Area Website.  Entries and fees must be received by 25 October 2019.  Cheques made out to BDS Shropshire.

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BDS West Wales & BDS West South Wales – Rein Handling training and Visit to Kilvey Carriage House

November 10
Kilvey Carriage House Swansea, SA1 8ED United Kingdom

The opportunity to learn some good rein handling skills and understand when and why we use them.  Simon Kesans will be our host and instructor and he has many years of experience of driving singles and multiples both privately and commercially, and is also well known for his coaching and four in hand achievements.  Also a chance to look at the carriages and harness at Kilvey Carriagehouse.  Organised jointly br Areas 36 and 38.  This one is certainly not to…

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DORSET and SOUTH WILTS – A PONY DRIVE ON A WINTER’S EVENING

November 14
Bere Regis Sports Club, Bere Regis, Wareham
Dorset, BH20 7LA United Kingdom

It’s a ‘Beetle Drive’ with ponies...and it’s friendly, sociable game that moves from table to table.  No pressure – just fun!

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Derbyshire & Staffordshire – Annual Meeting & Supper – 7.00pm for 7.30pm

November 16
Bentley Brook Inn Ashbourne, DE6 1LF United Kingdom

Come and enjoy our Annual Meeting with Pie/Pea Supper only £12.50 per head.  Where our guest speaker will be Mr Neil Wray, Chairman of the BDS, for a question and answer session.  Please let your AC know if you are coming.

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Cornwall – Training Day with Andrew Counsell

November 17
Barnwell Stables, Wesley Road
Cubert, TR8 5HB United Kingdom

Individual training sessions with Andrew Counsell

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Lincolnshire – Meeting

November 24
Supreme Inns, Bicker Bar
Bicker, Boston PE20 3AN United Kingdom

Annual Meeting

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Devon – Indoor Christmas Fun Day

November 24
Cholwell Equestrian Centre EX20 4PT United Kingdom

Sunday 24th November 2019, Indoor Christmas Fun Day, at Cholwell Equestrian Centre, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4PT Starting at 12 noon.  Please book with Noel Danagher (07768 173177) or Iris Fry (01409 261322)

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December 2019

Herefordshire – Turkey & Tinsel (Christmas Show)

December 1
Monnington Court, Monnington on Wye HR4 7NL United Kingdom

Christmas Show (In hand & Long Reined)

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Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hunts – BDS East Anglia Area 24 Area meeting, lunch and quiz

December 1
Freckenham Village Hall IP28 8JB United Kingdom

Area meeting to discuss this year’s events, finances rights of way etc and next year’s calendar. Followed by a pot luck lunch and quiz to which we are inviting are neighbouring areas. Please bring a raffle prize. Questions to suit both driving and non-driving people

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Derbyshire & Staffordshire – Christmas ‘Santa’ Drive

December 1
Red House Stables, Old Road
Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2ER United Kingdom

Depart @ 11.30am.  Short Drive, ideal for beginners and small ponies.  Please bring your turnout for our last event of the year.  Prize for best Xmas turnout.  Lets make it a special day before Xmas.  Mulled wine & mince pies for everyone.  All welcome.

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Dorset and South Wilts – Area Annual Meeting

December 5
Bere Regis Sports Club, Bere Regis, Wareham
Dorset, BH20 7LA United Kingdom

Area Annual Meeting

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Devon – Christmas Lunch

December 14
Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteighton
Devon, EX6 6PW United Kingdom

Devon BDS Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December 2019, 12-30 for 1 pm   at Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton, Devon EX6 6PW.    Please book with Iris Fry on (01409 261322)

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