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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.

Subscription Rates

* European and the rest of the world memberships are also available.  Overseas membership does not include the magazine.


News & Views

Whats Going on with the BDS

Is your Horse Microchipped?

Is your Horse Microchipped?

Is your Horse Microchipped?New legislation means that all horses, ponies, donkeys and mules need to be microchipped. Failure to comply is an offence and could result in a fine. The deadline will vary according to what part of the country you are in so you will need to...

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New Clothing Range

New Clothing Range

Introducing the NEW BDS Clothing RangeOur partners at JS Teamwear have a brand new selection of items for members, embroidered with the BDS logo. There are a wide range of sizes and the site is incredibly easy to use. Either type BDS into the...

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Chairmans Statement

Chairmans Statement

Report from the Chairman of the British Driving Society, Neil Wray During the last council meeting, which took place early March, when discussing the Smiths Lawn Annual Show, I raised the point that we carefully needed to consider any spend in light of a potential...

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Hours of Operation

10:00am – 4:00pm


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