Herefordshire  is the centre of a very active carriage driving community.
With events and activities covering all aspects of carriage driving, including:
many rallys , shows large and small, competitions like treasure hunts and clipper rallies,
driving for the disabled, dressage, instruction & training, cones and much more.

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November News

Turkey and Tinsel Show was a triumph for Roy and Mandy who organised it. Photos can be seen on our BDS Herefordshire Facebook page.  As usual the finale was provided by Roy who’s displays with Peter become more elaborate every year.


We will be running a Beginning to Carriage Drive  course again in the early part of 2017. Details will be available soon. If you are interested or would like to discuss this. Phone Kay 01981 540209.

Carriage Driving Master Class with Gary Docking

To be held at Kings Equestrian Centre Bromyard on Saturday March 11th

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There will be six sessions with the following interests . No more than three turnouts will be included  per session.


A chance to discuss and learn where you can improve your turnout and how to present well .

Aimed at anyone who is interested in BDS Drives with Difficulties i.e Croft Castle event. Attelage, ie Euston or Glarms Castle. or Trials Presentation phase or Trek.

Novice Horse

Improving your horses gait, flexibility  Schooling for your chosen discipline.

Novice Whip

Improving your driving position, correct turnout for your chosen discipline. Driving Coachmans and why?


Guidance for whips of multiples.

Improving Whip and Horse

For the more experienced driver and/or horse who would just like to improve.


Making the best of your turn out.


We expect these sessions to last approx 45 – 60 minutes.

Starting the first one at 9.00am with a break for coffee and lunch. To finish at approx 4.00pm.

Cost will be £30 per turnout.

Great Night at Steak and Bowls Event

Great night at Steak and Bowls last night. Many thanks to Mandy for organising it.

Please don’t forget the Turkey and Tinsel show on 27th November at Kings Equestrian Bromyard.

On Dec 4th it is our Annual lunch .

January 7th at the Pilgrim hotel Much Birch. Annual meeting to discuss the calendar  lunch after.

See the Events page for more details of upcoming events.

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