BDS Leaf Spring Award 2016
This award is open to anyone who exhibits a traditional type turnout
on ten occasions or more in one season at a BDS Affiliated Show or BDS
Area Activity (Northern Ireland – four occasions, Channel Islands– three
occasions.) To take part please obtain a Leaf Spring Award card from the
BDS Secretary. Enter all the details of your turnout including vehicle
type, makers name and age, also your horse, pony or donkey details and
details of the driver. Carry the card with you at the Show/Activity
attended, and present it to the judge/steward to verify the details
against your turnout and sign. Not later than 30th September 2016 post
your completed card to the BDS Secretary. A BDS specially commissioned
china plate, sponsored by Mr. John Vyse & Family, will be awarded at the
2016 BDS AGM to all participants who have met the criteria above.
Traditional type turnout means
a turnout in which vehicle has the traditional profile of an
identifiable type to resemble the design of a carriage built prior to
the First World War. The vehicle may be made from modern materials but
must have traditional style springing and carriage lamps.
A Show/Activity will count as
one occasion regardless of the amount of classes entered.
The award is open to private
driving and trade turnouts.
The turnout owner and whip must
be a current BDS member.