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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.


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News & Views

Society News

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary BDS Spring Bonanza Show at Bury Farm - 12th May BDS Annual Show at Windsor Park- 23rd June  BDS Championship Show at Chatsworth House- 30th August to 1st September Schedules will be available in due course. Hours of OperationMON – FRI 10:00am –...

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Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

Road Safety WeekThis is National Road Safety week and we would like you to share far and wide this message for other road users.  Next time you pass a horse and carriage on the road, please be patient and pass wide and slow. It is the Highway Code’s recommendation...

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Important Information

Important Information

Important NoticeDue to BT discontinuing their email server to all customers on 31st July, ourold email address ending with btconnect will no longer work from Monday. Our other emails will still be in...

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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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