British Driving Society
Dorset and South Wiltshire BDS




2018 BDS Dorset & South Wiltshire Area Show

Dorset & S.Wilts BDS Show Champion
Dorset & S.Wilts BDS Area Champion 2018
Show Champion Victoria Morris
driving Drysiog Daniel AP Jet
with judge Modris Kesans,
Area Commissioner Ann James & sponsor Gill Smith
Chanie Matthews driving Banjo
Young Driver Champion,
Dorset & South Wiltshire Champion
and Reserve Show Champion

The Area Show was held on Sunday 10th June 2018 at Turnpike Showground, Motcombe.
See Past Events for full results and lots of photographs by Helen Lorentzen - Dorset Equestrian Photography



Dear All -

The outdoor season over, we can reflect on a good summer of driving in wonderful weather. There have been plenty of outings on offer, as you'll see from the 'Past Events' section below, and this year we've been joined by a few new faces and some junior whips. As always, these events could not take place without the generosity of hosts and the hard work behind the scenes so I'd like to thank all those who make our outdoor events possible and enjoyable. And, as we look towards our next season, plans are afoot for indoor meetings this winter and a good variety of outdoor attractions for spring and summer 2019.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Happy driving!


Events for next year are currently being organised and should be included in the next Newsletter and on this website. Please remember that we need your support for all our events – if you want to find out more about an event  before committing, just get in touch with any of our Steering Group members and they'll be glad to help.


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Please note that from now on anyone taking part in any BDS-run event MUST HAVE FULL, UP-TO-DATE BDS MEMBERSHIP.

It will no longer be sufficient to produce evidence of 3rd party insurance, or to take up one-day BDS membership for an event.

Proof of membership must be given on booking a place at any BDS-run event.

This ruling applies to all whips, including junior whips,  but not to grooms, helpers, or spectators.



'A horse is a projection of peoples' dreams about themselves -
strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence'
Pam Brown



Website last updated 26 November, 2018