Area Home Page

Events

Drive Reviews

Newsletter

Contact

 Gallery

For Sale/Wanted

Awards

 ROW Report 

 BDS main site 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      

The British Driving Society
East Sussex

EVENTS IN 2021
 

Events in blue are non-BDS events.  This means that where they are drives, the mileage cannot count towards your Rally Miles.

 

5th April 2021 Easter Harness Horse Parade, Ardingly Showground

11th April 2021

Bluebell Drive, Havenswold, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

Arrive from 10.00am.  50% Off road drive through bluebell woods.

2nd May 2021

Little Downash Farm Drive, BN27 2RN

5 routes available from 12.9 miles to 5 miles.  Quiet country lanes.

Arrive from 10.00am.

23rd May 2021

Springfield Farm, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QA

Several routes available.  Quiet country lanes with superb scenery.  Routes suitable for small ponies or pairs.

31st May 2021

Bexhill Horse Show

6th June 2021

Copford Farm and Sawmill, Dern Lane, Waldron, TN21 0PN

Several routes available along quiet country lanes and through small picturesque villages.  Parking in lovely field from 10.00am.  

11th June - 3th June 2021 South of England Show, Ardingly

20th June 2021

Summer Solstice Evening Drive, 

Havenswold, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

This is an early evening drive and will encompass several off road by-ways through woodland.  Meet from 5.00pm. 

27th June 2021

NEW VENUE

Poundfield Farm Drive, Poundfield Road, Hailsham, BN27 3TH

Several routes available along quiet country lanes and off road byway.  Parking in lovely field from 10.00am.  

4th July 2021

East Sussex BDS Trec Event and drive, Highview, Framfield, TN22 5PX

Meet at Sue Page's yard at 10.00am.  This year there will be a drive and/or Trec. You can choose on the day whether you want to do the 8 mile drive or whether you want to do just the Trec or both.  The Trec is a fun event which consists of three phases: Presentation; Road drive or cones (you choose which you would like to do); Skills test (a series of skills to test your driving ability and your horses obedience and agility).  Rosettes awarded to 6th place for the Trec.

9th July - 11th July 2021 Kent County Agricultural Show
11th July 2021 BDS Annual Show, Smiths Lawn
18th July 2021

Surrey BDS Area Show, Horton Country Park, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PL

Please email brightwell419@btinternet.com or download the schedule and entry form

25th July 2021

CHANGE OF VENUE NOW AT

Little Downash Farm Drive, BN27 2RN

5 routes available from 12.9 miles to 5 miles.  Quiet country lanes.

Arrive from 10.00am.

7th - 8th August 2021

Chertsey Show, Mead Lane, Chertsey

Click here for more details: http://chertseyshow.co.uk

8th August 2021

Highview, Framfield, TN22 5PX

Quiet country road drive from Sue Page's yard.

14th August 2021

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

East Sussex BDS Area Show, Stuckles Farm, Chiddingly, BN8 6JG

Helen Bridges has once again agreed to host our area show which will include showing classes for half the day and fun events for the other half.  Lots of rosettes for all.

15th August 2021

Poundfield Farm Drive, Poundfield Road, Hailsham, BN27 3TH

Several routes available along quiet country lanes and off road byway.  Parking in lovely field from 10.00am.  

22nd August 2021

Oaks Driving Club Show,  Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex

29th - 30th August 2021

Edenbridge and Oxted Show

Click here for more details: http://edenbridge-show.co.uk

12th September 2021

Firle Park, Lewes, BN8 6NS

A drive around Firle Park and the village of Firle.  Then out onto the Old Coach Road byway to Berwick and back.  Superb views.

19th September 2021

Havenswold, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

Arrive from 10.00am.  50% Off road drive.

3rd October 2021

Windsor Great Park Drive, Berkshire BDS

Organised by Berkshire BDS this is a lovely drive and well worth the effort in attending. To download the entry form

10th October 2021

Little Downash Farm Drive, BN27 2RN

5 routes available from 12.9 miles to 5 miles.  Quiet country lanes.

Arrive from 10.00 am.

31st October 2021

Springfield Farm, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QA

Two routes available.  Quiet country lanes with superb scenery.

Please contact Pearl Hudson if you can attend email Pearl on pahudson@aol.com or telephone 01323 509986.

In addition to the drives already planned we are hoping to add some impromptu drives throughout the year.  If you are interested in attending any of these pleasure drives, please contact Pearl Hudson.

EVENT RULES:
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 be accompanied by an adult.  Also drivers, grooms and passengers who are under the age of 14 years and who are participating in any British Driving Society officially organised event, activity or competition must wear a hard hat which fits whilst on any horse drawn vehicle and this includes grooms who have dismounted to assist with the horse.  A hard hat is that typically used for riding and kite marked to the latest safety standard and with an appropriate chin strap harness attached.  Current safety standards are EN1384, BSEN1384 and PAS015.

BDS East Sussex Area RECOMMEND that all Drivers, Grooms and Passengers wear hard hats and, on the roads hi-viz, on our official drives. If you choose not to, by attending, you are aware and acknowledge that it has been recommended.