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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

Busy Busy!!

Busy Busy!!

BUSY BUSY!!!! If you are waiting for a reply to your query or your membership card to arrive, please bear with us. The office is very busy at the moment and we aren’t able to bring extra staff in due to the restrictions so things are taking a little longer than usual....

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AGM Meeting

AGM Meeting

AGM Meeting Due to the pandemic, our AGM will be held virtually via the Zoom app on Saturday 12th December 2020 at 2pm. Many other societies have run successful virtual meetings in this extraordinary climate and reported positively. If you would like to attend, please...

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Congratulations on our Virtual Show Champion

Congratulations on our Virtual Show Champion

Ben Lawless - ChampionReserve Champion - James JeffreyVirtual Show ChampionCongratulations on our Virtual Show Champion, Ben Lawless And Reserve Champion, James JeffreyPhoto of Ben Lawless by Paul Orchard Photography Hours of OperationMON – FRI 09:00am – 4:00pmSAT...

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British Driving Society

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 4:00pm


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