www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk  
To Encourage and Assist those interested in Equine Driving
Patron: H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T.

 

Area websites

Many BDS Areas have their own websites. Click the links below to
see them.

The BDS operates a scheme to assist Areas
with setting up their own websites.

to find out more.

 Beds, Bucks & Herts
 
Berkshire

 
Cambridgeshire
 
Cornwall
 Cumbria

 
Derbys & Staffs
 
Devon
 
Dorset & Sth Wiltshire
 Essex
 Glos & N Wiltshire
 Hampshire
 
Herefordshire
 Huntingdon
 Isle of Wight
 Kent
 
Lancashire

 Leicestershire
 Lincolnshire 
 Norfolk

 Northamptonshire

 North London
 Notts & S. Yorks
 Oxfordshire

 

Shropshire
Somerset
Suffolk
Surrey

Sussex East
Sussex West
Warwickshire
West Midlands
Wilts and Glos
Yorkshire & Cleveland

Ireland

Scotland

Wales
East South Wales

Mid South Wales
Mid East Wales

North East Wales
West Glamorgan

West Wales
 

 


THE BDS IS MOVING


From 15th August 2014 the BDS Office address will be:

BRITISH DRIVING SOCIETY
ENDERSLEY
CHURCH STREET
WINGFIELD
EYE
SUFFOLK . IP21 5QZ

Tel: 01379-384-612 Email: email@britishdrivingsociety.co.uk
All communication to be sent to the Secretary, Mrs. T. Styles

The office will be closed 7th - 14th August during the move.

For passport queries please call 01379-388-314 during this period.

 

 


Equine Passports

New information from DEFRA regarding the Legal Responsibilities of Owners in relation to Equine Passports


 



The BDS Brian Sims Scholarship 2014 will again take place in the summer and the Commissioners for Juniors, Caroline Dale-Leech MBE will be pleased to answer any queries about this. Contact her at redhousestables@hotmail.co.uk or via 01629 733583

The format is changing and this year there will be just one day at Bransby Horses in Lincoln on Monday July 28th, followed by ďA Day to RememberĒ for all those that have taken part, together with The Presentation to the winning students at The Royal Mews in London on Thursday August 7th.

Details of the Scholarship requirements are shown in the Young Driver section of this website.

Application forms will be on the main BDS website in due course and also in the Summer BDS magazine.


HARD HAT RULING FOR OUR YOUNGER MEMBERS

Following a consensus of opinion of BDS Council and the BDS Safety Panel it is now considered that in the interests of our duty of care to our younger members, the Society wishes to introduce a formal Ruling on the wearing of hard hats.

That Ruling reads as follows:....................
 

The Sanders Watney Trust

Registered Charity No 327023

Sanders Watney Trust scholarships.....
due to the success of the scholarships last year we are happy to welcome applications for this years scholarships and the closing date is 31 May 2013.

Information

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.

BDS Affiliated Shows in 2014
Check out the diary dates for this year
  

 

BDS TRECs in 2014

 

Stolen Items Register
New item added 26/03/2013

 

Click here to read the BDS visitors book
Thank you for visiting the BDS website.

Please sign our
   


Due to increasing levels of spam all entries are checked by the website moderator before inclusion.

Welcome to the world of
CARRIAGE DRIVING


Whatever your interest - pleasure driving or competing, singles, pairs or multiples - The British Driving Society is here to help and encourage you. Local Area Commissioners and 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 proficiency test programme, 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 01 August 2014


FREE TO SPECTATORS - ALL WELCOME

The schedule, entry form and the Stable booking form are now available for the 2014 Show


The 36th Annual BDS Meet of The Tandem Club
 

Photos will be up on a website album in due course.

 Clive Rushton-Green   07775 822101 anniealtonbank@hotmail.com

BDS Insurance update from
John Parker 2/5/14

Following the email from Linda Swain to ACs and Organisers, there appears to be some confusion about Memberís and BDS ACs and Organisers insurance cover.

Firstly, may I make it quite clear that

THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES WHATSOEVER TO THE BDS INSURANCE POLICY

KBIS, who have been the BDS insurers for the past three years, attended Council on 19th March 2014 to clarify the terms of the insurance policy, which was negotiated with them by Richard Lanni when he first became Chairman.

read the announcement in full ...........
 

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 Horse Operators.      

 to read the full details of Registration and to download an application form for the commercial register.

VOSA
 from John Parker, BDS President

  
To read the letter click here

PDF File version


W
e would ask you all to continue to lobby your MP regarding VOSA's interpretation of the driving regulations. Please use the latest sample letter -

For further information please read the article on page 4  of the Horse and Hound 2nd April 2009 edition or go on their web site www.horseandhound.co.uk

If you have been stopped by a VOSA inspector the BDS and Horse & Hound would like to hear about it. Email abigail_butcher@ipcmedia.com and email@britishdrivingsociety.co.uk   with brief details of the incident.

Welfare in Animal (Transport) Order 2006
Welfare of Animals During Transport Regulations - Equine related case studies
INFORMATION and QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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