Leaf Spring Traditional Turnout Award


This award is open to anyone who exhibits a traditional type turnout on eight occasions or more in one season at a BDS Affiliated Show or BDS Area Event.


Leaf Spring Traditional Turnout Award

Enter all the details of your turnout including vehicle type, makers name and age, also your horse, pony or donkey details and details of the driver. Carry the card with you at the Show/Activity attended, and present it to the judge/steward to verify the details against your turnout and sign.

Not later than 30th September each year post your completed card to the BDS Office. A BDS specially commissioned china plate, sponsored by Mr John Vyse & Family, will be awarded at the BDS AGM to all participants who have met the criteria above.


  • Traditional type turnout means a turnout in which vehicle has the traditional profile of an identifiable type to resemble the design of a carriage built prior to the First World War. The vehicle may be made from modern materials but must have traditional style springing and carriage lamps.
  • A Show/Activity will count as one occasion regardless of the amount of classes entered.
  • The award is open to private driving and trade turnouts.
  • The turnout owner and whip must be a current BDS member.
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