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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

HRH Prince Philip

HRH Prince Philip

HRH Prince PhilipThe British Driving Society is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our long standing Patron, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke made an outstanding contribution not only to our society but to the wider carriage driving...

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Showtime!Discover the best in carriage driving at the BDS Show Lets celebrate the best in carriage driving and get back on the road to recovery from lockdown to show support for the regional and national BDS Shows. It's time to dust off your carriages, wipe down the...

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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


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

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