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Members News

Here you will find reports and pictures on past events and any interesting news from the area.


If you are a Hampshire member and have done something exciting with your horse or pony then please send it in to us.  We love to hear what our members get up to.

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A massive well done to our AAC Sarah Simmons who has completed her rally miles with the British Driving Society - she has driven 200 miles on bds drives, events, etc with her lovely cob Petal. Sarah’s hasn’t been driving for that many years and petal was a young pony when she started with her so she’s done really well - well done

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Well done to Willow Holland and Coko who attended their first show of the season recently.  A superb result of 1st Novice, 1st Open and then Driving Champion.


Coko has only recently been broken to drive and this is a great result early in your driving career!

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Lin Sayers and Boris had a great result at the Southern Shetland Group show on 7th April 2024.


1st Veteran (his first veteran class) and best gelding.
1st open Shetland ring two
3rd standard Shetland
6th solid colour
And reserve ring two champion.

Well done Lin and Boris (Hornblower of Crafton)!

A big well done to everyone who was awarded a veteran award at the BDS Agm last weekend -


  • Gillian Shorter with Bobby

  • Sally Johnstone with Fred

  • Roger Page with Grayswood Philandera, and

  • Roger Page with Grayswood Sioux Chief


Well done to gill who also won the award for the most miles covered in England. Well done guys xx

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Calling all willing young drivers, that would like to attend the young drivers camp in August.  How about joining the Young Drivers BDS membership now, instead of waiting to come to camp?  

The society offers opportunities to participate fully and enjoy the experience of driving a pony and carriage even if you don’t have access to a turnout at home. At our training days and annual camps you use experienced driving ponies and horses and everything is provided for you. This has been the starting point for many young drivers who have then gone on to participate fully in the driving activities offered such as trec, showing and rallies.

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