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


News & Views

Society News

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary

The BDS are celebrating 65 years in 2022 and have some super events planned. Make sure you have Sunday 8th May in your diary for our Spring Bonanza Show and Sunday 19th June for our Annual Show at Smiths Lawn. The show will be very special this year with Her Majesty...

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Merioneth Moeson Veteran Award 2021

Merioneth Moeson Veteran Award 2021

Merioneth Moeson Veteran Award 2021This award is to celebrate those members who are taking their super seniors out to driving events and in its second year, eight golden oldies were crowned worthy winners. Named after Antonia Gallops’ Welsh pony Moses, the achievement...

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#D4F21 Results

#D4F21 Results

#D4F21We are delighted to announce the overall highest mileage winners of our Drive For Fun 21 England and overall UK winner - Felicity Stubbs - 914 miles Scotland winner - Elinor Bosanquet - 707 miles Northern Ireland winner - Jill Castles -  521 miles Wales winner -...

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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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