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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



CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to our winner of the Horse & Country TV Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship,   Neil Wray with Plains Royalty!Image credit: Julian PortchHours of OperationMON – FRI 10:00am – 4:00pm SAT ClosedSUN We are out...

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Leaf Spring Traditional Turnout Award 2021

Leaf Spring Traditional Turnout Award 2021

Leaf Spring Traditional Turnout Award 2021 Don’t forget your completed cards need to be returned to the office no later than 30th September 2021 to qualify for your award. Any signatures received in 2020 will count towards this years award which will presented at the...

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BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21

BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21

BDS AGM and Dinner Dance 21The British Driving Society AGM Dinner Dance TICKETS NOW ON SALE At the Bosworth Hall Hotel on the 20th of November 2021. Dancing to DISCO Tickets are £40.00 each, available from Sue Mills at the BDS office 01284-630-591 Rooms to be booked...

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British Driving Society

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 4:00pm


We are out Driving



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

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