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Member Body Information

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British Driving Society (BDS) - Full Member

The British Driving Society was formed in 1957 and is the National Organisation for a range of carriage driving activities.  The aim of the society is to support and encourage people interested in carriage driving.  The BDS has branches for Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland and a network of Area Commissioners and assistants covering the whole of the UK.  Training, competitions and social events are run in each locality throughout the year and with a network of coaches and instructors, the society can offer support and encouragement to safety enjoy carriage driving whatever you aspire to, and your membership includes Legal Liability Insurance, we aim to promote the safety of the Harness Horses.

Address: Hoste House, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1NR

Tel: 01284 630591



Office Hours: 10:00am - 04:00pm Monday to Friday

BDS Representatives: Mrs Julie Elliott & Ms Sue Mills

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