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The British Driving Society
East & West Sussex

EVENTS IN 2022
 

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

 

1st January 2022

New Years Day Drive, Havenswold, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

This will encompass several off road by-ways through woodland.  Meet from 10.00am. 

8th January 2022 Open Day at Hartland Carriages, Copsale Road, Maplehurst, Near Horsham, West Sussex  RH13 6QY

Organised by Hampshire BDS.  Open Day at Hartland Carriages, including demonstrations and talks on carriages, harness (including pairs) and carriage maintenance. Start time 10.30am.
Please let Sam Searle know if you are wishing to attend on 07883 538591 or email her ssearle1@tiscali.co.uk.

8th February 2022

Training Clinic, Alderlake Arena, Newick, BN8 4FD

Midweek training clinic wih Anna Grayston.  Open to everyone from novice to advanced.  Contact Anna for more information.  annagraystoncarriagedriver@gmail.com

13th February 2022

Springfield Farm, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QA

Several routes available.  Quiet country lanes with superb scenery.  Routes suitable for small ponies or pairs.  Arrive from 10.00am.

6th March 2022

Little Downash Farm Drive, BN27 2RN

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

Arrive from 10.00am.

20th March 2022

Havenswold Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

Arrive from 10.00am.  50% Off road drive through woodland.  Quiet country roads..

18th April 2022 Easter Harness Horse Parade, Ardingly Showground
24th April 2022

Framfield Drive, Highview, Framfield, TN22 5PX

Meet at Sue Page's yard at 10.00am.  Quiet country road drive.  Several routes available.

1st May 2022

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

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

28th May 2022

Heathfield Show

5th June 2021

HM Queens Platinum Jubilee Drive

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.  To celebrate our Queen's Platinum Jubilee each turnout will receive a Platinum Jubilee rosette at this event.

10th June - 12th June 2022 South of England Show, Ardingly

12th June 2022

Springfield Farm, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QA

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

Arrive from 10.00am.

19th June 2022 BDS Annual Show, Smiths Lawn
25th June 2022

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

Several routes available along quiet country lanes and off road byway.  Parking in lovely field from 16.00pm.  

8th July - 10th July 2022 Kent County Agricultural Show

10th July 2022

Havenswold Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

Arrive from 10.00am.  50% Off road drive through woodland.  Quiet country roads..

10th July 2022

Surrey BDS Area Show, Horton Country Park, Epsom KT19 8GW

Schedule available from Jane Brightwell.  Email Jane on Brightwell419@btinternet.com for details.

24th July 2022

Fletching Drive, North Hall Lane, Fletching, TN22 3SA

Unbox in Sue Page's woodland at Fletching for a quiet country road drive with spectacular scenery.  Arrive from 10.00am.

31st July 2022

Hooke Estate Drive, Great Home Wood Farm, Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4QL

If ground conditions allow this will be an off road drive around part of the Estate.  If the ground is too wet there will be a quiet country road drive instead.  A decision will be made nearer the date.

14th August 2022

NEW 

Glebe Estate Drive, Steyning Road, West Grinstead, RH13 8LR

Arrive from 10.00am for a lovely picturesque drive around the Glebe Estate.

28th - 29th August 2022

Edenbridge and Oxted Show

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

11th September 2022

BDS Sapphire Anniversary Drive 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.

Arrive from 10.00am.  Nearly all off road drive.  To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the BDS all participants will receive a Sapphire Anniversary rosette at this event.

25th September 2022

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

Helen Bridges has once again agreed to host our area show.  Lots of rosettes for all.

16th October 2022

Havenswold Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3PR

Arrive from 10.00am.  50% Off road drive through woodland.  Quiet country roads..

23rd October 2022

Little Downash Farm Drive, BN27 2RN

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

Arrive from 10.00am.

30th October 2022

Springfield Farm, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QA

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

Arrive from 10.00am.

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.