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During the British Driving Society Council Meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018, Brian Ball took the decision to step down as Chairman of the BDS.

RESIGNATION STATEMENT FROM BRIAN BALL

“After serving the Society for 12 years on Council and for the past 4 years as Vice Chairman, and following judging the Harness Horse of the Year Championship at the Horse of the Year Show this year, regretfully I have resigned as BDS Chairman with immediate effect.

The role of BDS Chairman requires far more day-to-day management that I had previously anticipated and more that I was able to provide.  I wish Council and the Society all the best for the future.  I remain an active BDS Member, Judge and Assessor.”

In accordance with the Articles of Association of the BDS, Neil Wray as Vice-Chairman will become Chairman of the Society with immediate effect. Neil said “I look forward to working with Council and the BDS Team to look after the interests of our membership and take the Society forward into 2019 and beyond.”


INVITATION FROM BHS RIGHTS OF WAY DEPARTMENT

2018 Rights of Way training dates advertised for online booking now on our website here: http://listings.bhs.org.uk/events/RightsofWayTraining.aspx

The training has 3 levels so there is something for everyone, and covers all the essentials on laws and issues surrounding rights to ride and carriage drive.

This is available for a discounted fee of £5 (including lunch and refreshments) for members of the British Driving Society.’