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.

Sunday 28th


Fun Day at Holton Lee. East Holton Carriage Driving Centre for the Disabled, Holton Lee, BH16 6JN.  Interval drive and accumulator cones. Entry: £10 contribution to Driving for the Disabled.  Starts 10.30 am. Tea and cakes available. For further details and booking form call Gill Smith on 01202 885444.
Book by 23rd April.


Sunday 5th

Dressage and Cones Competition  Dogdean Farm, Furzehill, Wimborne BH21 4HB, by kind invitation of Ann and Terry James. Starts 11am. Tea and cakes available. For further details and booking form call Ann James on 01202 886501. Book by 1st May.

Sunday 19th

Showing Master Class. Indoor Arena, Half Moon Stud, Forest Lodge Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, SP7 9PL.  1.00pm.
An afternoon packed with advice and information about Showing from BDS judge Sally Barlow, including demonstrations of turnouts for both Exercise (inc. Trials) Vehicles / Pleasure Driving classes and Private Driving classes.  Come on foot (without your turnout) to watch, listen and learn about all aspects of Show driving.  This Master Class will provide you with everything you need to know to take part, including the different showing classes and what is required in each one, preparing for a show, turnout of your horse(s) / pony(ies), harness, vehicles, spares kit, what to wear – whip and groom, what to do in the ring, including your individual show and ring craft.
There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions.  For advice about your own turnout bring photographs, videos, your harness, etc. – everything but your horse!

Open to British Driving Society members and non-members
£5.00/head for BDS members and £10.00/head for non-members (payable on the day)

All BDS members attending this Master Class will receive a voucher giving FREE entry to a class of their choice at the BDS Dorset & South Wiltshire Area Show on Sunday 9th June 2019

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes available to purchase.  If required please bring your own chair. Children to be closely supervised.  Sorry no dogs allowed.
For further information and to book your place please contact Alison Trevett:-
Tel: 01258 881295 (evenings & weekends) or 07973 666743
by Monday 13th May 2019 latest

Sunday 9th

Area Show Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, SP7 9PL.  10am.
This will be our 10th Area Show.  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 in April, and will be available from March 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) 

Sunday 7th

Interval Drive and Hog Roast, 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 and booking form contact Tony or Sue on 01305 849056. Book by 3rd July.


Sunday 21st

Interval Drive, Southfield, Mead Lane, Gussage All Saints, Nr. Wimborne BH21 5HE  by kind invitation of Chris King and Lord Shaftesbury. Meet at 10.30am, bring picnic lunch. Turnouts leave when ready. Tea and cakes on return. Details and booking form from Ann James on 01202 886501. Book by 16th July.

Sunday 11th

Interval Drive and Cones, Dogdean Farm, Furzehill, Wimborne BH21 4HB by kind invitation of Ann and Terry James.  Meet at 10.30am. Turnouts leave when ready. Details and booking form from Ann James on 01202 886501. Book by 7th August.

Sunday 15th

Interval Drive from Holtwood Stables Wimborne BH21 7DX by kind invitation of Sue Prust.  Arrive from 10.30 and leave at intervals. Tea and cakes on return. For further details and booking form (also available on our website) contact Ann on 01202 886501. Book by 11th September.



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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