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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

Whats Going on with the BDS

Smiths Lawn – Schedule Available

Smiths Lawn – Schedule Available

Smiths Lawn - Schedule Available HereAfter the success of the Spring Bonanza Show, we are now looking forward to Smiths Lawn held this year a month later than usual on July 11th. With two HOYS Qualifiers on offer, thirty three classes and eight championships kindly...

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What a Bonanza!

What a Bonanza!

Spring Bonanza ShowWhat a real bonanza! The first step to getting back on track was taken by Show Organiser, Julie Elliott and her team on Sunday 9th May 2021 and members came out in force to support. Congratulations to Supreme Show Champion, Emma West driving...

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Drive for Fun in 21

Drive for Fun in 21

DRIVE FOR FUN IN 21For the year ahead, all BDS Members are welcome to join our challenge to cover 100, 200 or 300 + miles during their drives from home, yard or at a BDS organised drive.  All participants will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Rosette depending on the...

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British Driving Society

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 4:00pm


We are out Driving



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

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