Dear BDS Area Commisioners and
Members, with Immediate effect I (Duncan Seth-Smith) no longer edit the
BDS Websites. Please send all future correspondance and pictures etc to
BDS Head Office.
2015 BDS Photographic Competition!
you an undiscovered photographic genuis? Do you love to capture the
beauty of the harness horse and carriage? For the first time the BDS is
running a photographic competition, which anyone can enter, to find the
perfect images for inclusion in the first ever BDS Calendar. Copies of
the calendar will be sold in time for Christmas and proceeds will go to
the BDS Charity, the Sanders Watney Trust, which exists to help those
with disabilities enjoy the freedom and delight of carriage driving.
BDS member can enter, at most two photographs which can be of anything
to do with carriages and carriage horses. They need to be artistic and
to capture the imagination of the judges and must be your own original
of the complete Terms and Conditions can be obtained by emailing
email@example.com . These include details of where to send your
prints to - we cannot accept digital images.
HARD HAT RULING FOR OUR YOUNGER MEMBERS
All drivers / grooms / passengers under the age of 14 years must wear a
correctly fitted hard hat when in a carriage or in attendance to a
Sanders Watney Trust
Registered Charity No 327023
Sanders Watney Trust scholarships
The Sanders Watney Trust offers training scholarships of up to £300 to
any member of an RDA affiliated disabled carriage driving group.
WHAT DOES THE BDS DO FOR ME ?
This section on our website has documents explaining the BDS involvement in government consultations about carriage driving.
Guidelines and documents to help plan a BDS event.
Shows in 2015
Check out the diary
dates for this year
BDS TRECs in 2015
Stolen Items Register
New item added 26/03/2013
Welfare in Animal (Transport) Order 2006
Welfare of Animals During Transport Regulations - Equine related
INFORMATION and QUESTIONS ANSWERED
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Welcome to the world of
your interest - pleasure driving or competing, singles,
pairs or multiples - The British
Driving Society is here to help and encourage you.
Support Officers are on hand to give you guidance and the BDS has a panel of qualified
instructors throughout the country and we run a
which is respected world-wide as a basis for safe driving. Look at your local
area website, below, for further details.
Website updated on
Friday 28 August 2015
DRIVING ADDINGTON 26th SEPTEMBER 2015
FREE TO SPECTATORS - ALL WELCOME
Show Schedule here
Entry Form, Stable Form, Credit Card payment slip here
THE BRITISH DRIVING SOCIETY LIMITED
Patron: H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
will be held at
Hilton Warwick Hotel, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6RE
at 3.30 pm
BDS Head Office
has now moved
Church Road, Wingfield,
All communication to be sent to the Secretary, Mrs. T. Styles
Parker, BDS President
To read the letter click
would ask you all to continue to lobby your MP regarding VOSA's
interpretation of the driving regulations. Please use the latest
For further information please read the article on page 4
of the Horse and Hound 2nd April 2009 edition or go on their web
If you have been stopped by a VOSA inspector the
BDS and Horse & Hound would like to hear about it. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details
of the incident.
BDS REGISTER OF
COMMERCIAL HARNESS HORSE OPERATORS
Due to the
concerns of a number of BDS memberís contacting the BDS Office, Council have
recommended that the British Driving Society start a register of Commercial
read the full details of Registration and to download an application form
for the commercial register.