British Driving Society
Dorset and South Wiltshire BDS




Future Events

BDS members may attend BDS events organised in any area and therefore, in addition to the BDS Dorset and South Wilts Area events, do check out the events in other areas - details on their websites via the BDS main site under the Links heading, and in the National newsletter.

NB If you wish to attend an event with your turnout you must complete and return a booking form in advance of the event and by the date specified.


19th April

'Have a Go' Driven Dressage to Music with Barbie Hooper, Dogdean Farm, Furzehill, Wimborne BH21 4HB, by kind invitation of Ann and Terry James.  £15/turnout for a 30-minute session. Limited places. Timings when bookings received. Further details from Ann James Tel: 01202 886501. Book by 13th April.

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3rd May

Fun Day at  East Holton Carriage Driving Centre for the Disabled, Holton Lee, BH16 6JN.  Interval drive with scavenger hunt. Clear round and accumulator cones. Entry: £10 contribution to Driving for the Disabled.  Starts 10.30 am. Tea and cakes available. For further details call Gill Smith on 01202 885444. Book by 28th April.

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17th May

Weekend Training Camp with Barbara Nadin,  Dogdean Farm, Furzehill, Wimborne BH21 4HB, by kind invitation of Ann and Terry James.

Saturday: Dressage and cones training.
Dressage: 40mins £15.      Cones: 15mins £10.      £20 for both sessions.

Sunday: Competition with rosettes from 1st - 6th and a special rosette for the best newcomer.
Entry   £5 per class.

Both days to start at 10am.  Further details from Ann James Tel: 01202 886501.

N.B. As places are strictly limited, only 1 turnout per member accepted.
Book by 11th May.

Ring 01202 886501 for times on Thursday 14th May between 6 to 7 p.m.

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7th June

Area Show
Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PL. 10am.
Two rings, with a wide selection of showing classes and also cones – something for everyone.  A great day out for competitors and spectators alike.  Schedule will be sent to all Area members and past competitors in the Spring and will also be available on the Area website or send an A5 SAE to the Show Secretary - Mrs Alison Trevett, Mill House, West Street, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0NT.  For further details please contact Alison  Tel: 01258 881295 (evenings & weekends).


5th July

Interval Drive and Hog Roast at  Highsteppers, Pallington, Dorchester DT2 8QU by kind invitation of Tony Munt and Sue Wiles.Turnouts leave between 10am and 12.30pm.  A donation towards the hog roast would be appreciated. For further details contact Tony or Sue on 01305 849056. Book by 1st July.

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19th July

Interval Drive from Gussage All Saints by kind invitation of Chris King and Lord Shaftesbury. Details to come.


23rd August

Interval Drive and Cones, Dogdean Farm, Furzehill, Wimborne BH21 4HB, by kind invitation of Ann and Terry James. Details to come.


13th September

Interval Drive from Holtwood by kind invitation of Sue Prust.. Details to come.




Out-of-Area events

Suggestions for other activities are always welcome. Please contact the Steering Group.

Any ideas that are already on the 'wish-list' would need a suitable venue – are you able to help? If you have a suitable flat area for cones and dressage plus room for parking, and feel able to offer it for an event, the Steering Group would be delighted to hear from you.

Remember to bring your B.D.S. membership card with you to all driving events as proof of insurance. Each turnout should carry a competent groom at all times. Juniors aged 14 and under must wear hard hats when driving and must be accompanied by an adult.

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