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.  And welcome to the British Driving Society website. We hope you find the website both interesting and useful.   It will continue to be developed over the coming months with more information and news.


Regional Network …

The BDS stretches across the whole of the UK and has a regional network of Area Commissioners (ACs), working locally at county level. The AC’s arrange a variety of events in their areas, throughout the year and they are also available to members for general information, advice and guidance. You will quickly get to know other carriage drivers in your area and be able to join in with everything that is going on.

Benefits …

There are a number of valuable benefits that you will gain as a BDS member:

  • A wide range of carriage driving activities
  • A network of ACs and instructors ready to help you
  • Free legal liability insurance
  • Discounts on tests & horse passports
  • The opportunity to attend BDS organised events
And to keep you up to date, your subscription includes:
  •   The BDS Yearbook
  •   Newsletter three times a year

… so don’t miss out on all the fun this interesting hobby & mode of transport offers you, join the BDS now by completing the application form and start enjoying your carriage driving.






   Adult Membership £50.00 £10.00 £60.00
   Dual Membership
   2 adults, same address
£80.00 £10.00 £90.00
   Young  driver
   Under 18 years
£20.00 £20.00

For overseas membership rates see Membership Form


All subscriptions are renewable annually on 1st January.

New Membership Form

Membership Renewal Form