Introduction to the Commissioner for Young Drivers

Your Commissioner Supporting Young Drivers in the BDS


Your Commissioner Supporting Young Drivers in the BDS

Emily Ham is the BDS Commissioner for Young Drivers. She has been driving for many years and has a wealth of experience and qualifications. Emily started driving with the BDS as a young junior and is very enthusiastic and keen to encourage others. She hopes you enjoy finding all about the opportunities for young people within the BDS by browsing the sections here.

Emily is very happy to help and also enjoys hearing your driving news. She manages the BDS Young Drivers Facebook page as well as organising a monthly newsletter for young members, in addition to driving activities and training.

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Meet Your Commissioners

“I’m Emily Ham, Junior Commissioner, and I’m 29 years old. As someone who has come up through the juniors in the BDS, I am very keen to ensure we have an active young driver membership with as many activities as possible at local as well as national level. Quite a few of you will know me from young driver activities, as I’ve been very involved for the past six years  in organising BDS camps and training days as well as the portfolios and  BDS Scholarship days.

I started driving with Sherry, a 9 hand Shetland, and had excellent training as a BDS junior as well as the opportunity to enjoy cones, camp, showing, socials, pleasure driving and fun events. There are many interesting places to visit and things to do as well as the portfolios and other schemes for you to take part in.

I’ve enjoyed BDS activities and driving trials with a Section A, a pony pair, and my perfect partner in harness- a Section C stallion called Crossfield Glory. Like me, he adored Private Driving, Attelage and also driving trials – nationally and internationally. I now drive a Section D Welsh cob, Alfie.

I’ve also driven tandem and team and have completed my BDS qualifications as well as my UKCC Coaching Certificate. I’m happy to help in any way I can and am really looking forward to hearing from you!

I welcome any suggestions from those supporting the young drivers as well as our junior members about their driving, what they enjoy and what they would like to do.

My aim is to get to know you all, not just by name. I am always happy to help. Please do get in touch!”

Emily Ham

Emily Ham Junior Commissioner


Emily with Alfie


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