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The Team

AC Sue Page
AAC Louise Woodward
AAC Helen Bridges

AAC/ROW Pearl Hudson


The British Driving Society
East Sussex

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2017 Calendar of Events is now available.


Next BDS event Sunday 27th August 2017

Little Downash Farm, BN27 2RN

5 routes available on quiet country lanes.  Mileage from 12.9 miles to 5 miles and everything inbetween.  Pairs and small ponies accommodated.


BDS Diamond Anniversary Drive

We are holding a diamond anniversary drive from Firle Place, Lewes to be mainly off road along the Old Coach Road on 10th September.  Special rosettes will be given to mark the occasion.



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Please see the Newsletter page as this is being updated regularly with the latest news

New rules for the Achievement Award 2017 see Newsletter page for details.

New For Sale/Wanted page.  Sell your equestrian items for free.  More items required either for Sale or Wanted just email the details to Pearl.




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Welcome to the home page of the East Sussex Branch of the British Driving Society. We run various events during the year, mainly pleasure drives around different parts of East Sussex and we try to organise a drive or an event on a monthly basis. All BDS members are most welcome. Please contact the person running the drive to register your interest and bring your membership card with you. We try to cater for everyone, but if there is something you would like us to arrange, or have any suggestions please contact one of the team.

Our drives are completely free unless you would like a rosette in which case the cost is just 3.00 to cover the cost of the rosette.  Extra rosettes can be purchased in advance for grooms/backsteppers if required.  Tea/coffee and cake and biscuits are usually included at the end of the drive for free.

We look forward to seeing you and your horses.

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