British Driving Society
Dorset and South Wiltshire BDS




2019 BDS Dorset & South Wiltshire Area Show

John Vyse, Show Champion, Dorset &S. Wilts BDS Area Show
Chanie Matthews, Area Champion, Dorset &S. Wiltshire BDS Area Show
Show Champion John F Vyse
driving Archie
Chanie Matthews driving Banjo
Dorset & South Wiltshire Area Champion

The Area Show was held on Sunday 9th June 2019 at the Turnpike Showground, Motcombe
Please see Past Events for full results and lots of photographs by Helen Lorentzen -
Dorset Equestrian Photography



Dear All -

Once again we've had a busy and successful outdoor season and I hope you will enjoy reading the reports of the 2019 events, covering February to September. And hot off the press is the list of events on the cards for 2020 – something for everyone, including a weekend camp with Barbara Nadin and a 'have-a-go' dressage to music with Barbie Hooper. Our lovely interval drives are in the pipeline too, as well as the Area Show, popular Fun Day and cones competitions. Plenty to keep you and your pony on your toes!
See you soon...

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.



'Some horses come into our lives and quickly go
but others leave hoofprints on our hearts
that will never fade'



Website last updated 21 January, 2020