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
Monday 20 May 2013
The BDS Annual Show
The Scottish Annual show 2013
Information, Ticket application, Entry Form, and
Schedule available here.
Tandem Club Meet
July 14th 2013
the entry form and conditions
THE LEAF SPRING
This award is open to anyone who exhibits the same traditional type
turnout on 10 occasions or more at a BDS Affiliated Show or BDS Activity
in one season.( Because of geographical difficulties and lack of
Shows/Activity's in following areas , Northern Ireland 5 occasions and
Channel islands 3 occasions.)
for more information
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.
John Parker, BDS President
To read the letter click
We 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
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.
Welfare in Animal (Transport) Order 2006
Welfare of Animals During Transport Regulations - Equine related case
INFORMATION and QUESTIONS ANSWERED
The BDS Sponsors 200 Club
The BDS Sponsors 200 Club was launched at
the BDS AGM to raise money by way of sponsorship for the Annual BDS Show at
Smithís Lawn and Driving Addington to secure the future of both Shows. It
will be administered by Mrs Jo Halnan-Blackwell, who will be directly
responsible to the BDS Finance Committee.
New Education programme
for Carriage Drivers and Grooms.
The New BDS Education and Training
programme as announced at the AGM is now on the
website. This is work in progress and will be added to during the
next few weeks.
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