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Welcome To The British Driving Society

Carriage Driving is one of the most exciting and popular equestrian pursuits in the country.  The British Driving Society (BDS) was formed in 1957 and is the National organisation for a range of carriage driving activities.  The aim of the Society is to support and encourage people interested in carriage driving.  The BDS has branches for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and a network of Area Commissioners and assistants covering the whole of the UK.

Training, competitions and social events are run in each locality throughout the year and with a network of coaches and instructors, the society can offer support and encouragement to safely enjoy carriage driving whatever you aspire to.
Your membership also includes Legal Liability Insurance.

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Subscription Rates

* European and the rest of the world memberships are also available.


News & Views

Society News

STATEMENT 12th November 2021

STATEMENT 12th November 2021   On Tuesday 26th October, at the meeting of the BDS Council, it was unanimously agreed to revoke Gary Docking’s membership of the Society due to repeated and sustained breaches of the ‘Guidelines on Ring Etiquette (for Judges, &...

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Drive For Fun in 21

Drive For Fun in 21

DRIVE FOR FUN IN 21This challenge is now closed for 2021 and we need your final totals in please. We have loved hearing your feedback on this initiative, there have been some amazing stories, videos and photos. Everyone will receive their award in November and overall...

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BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21

BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21

BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21The British Driving Society AGM Dinner Dance TICKETS NOW ON SALE At the Bosworth Hall Hotel on the 20th of November 2021. Dancing to DISCO Tickets are £40.00 each, available from Sue Mills at the BDS office 01284-630-591 Rooms to be booked...

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British Driving Society

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 4:00pm


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Hoste House, Whiting St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1NR

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