Wednesday, 8th June - Spider Drive to Anderwood, to celebrate Mary Ford’s ‘Touchy’s’ 25th birthday. To arrive at 12 noon. Refreshments will be provided but details to follow closer to the time. Please book in with Sarah Simmons on 07919 75545.

Sunday, 12th June - Platinum Jubilee Drive from ‘The Grange’, Northington, Nr Alresford, Hants by kind permission of Lord and Lady Ashburton. This will be an Interval Drive with the first turnout setting off at 10.30am. Commemorative brasses and rosettes will be given to all turnouts. All turnouts to come in ‘Sunday best’ dress please. Everyone wishing to attend must send an entry form back to Sam Searle at Lowhill Farm, Portsmouth Road, Fishers Pond, Hants, SO50 7HF with the correct fee of £25.00.

Sunday, 26th June - Combined Hampshire and Sussex Areas Le Trec Competition. This is to be held at Great Steeds Farm, Copsale Road, Maplehurst, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6QY by kind permission of Joanne Hartland. Please book in with Hampshires AC Sam Searle on 07883 538591. There will be an entry fee of £10.00 per turnout.

Sunday, 3rd July - Dressage Lessons with Dilys Gordon. Come and practise your dressage test ready for summer camp. Lessons are 45 minutes long and are £35.00 each. Please book in with Sam Searle on 07883 538591 - these are very popular and lessons are based on a
first come first served basis. Please let me know if you want a general schooling session or practise a particular dressage test.

Friday to Sunday, 15th to 17th July - Summer Driving Camp.  Please arrive from 2.00pm on Friday afternoon. Booking forms will be available soon. Friday night there will be a ‘meet and greet’ with a Hog Roast and Country and Western singer Mickey Page. Saturday will consist of our famous Treasure Hunt around the farm in the morning followed by dressage and cones in the afternoon. Saturday evening there will be a DJ with lots of fun and games. Sunday we will have our long reining competition, followed by the Trec obstacles. The weekend is finished with afternoon tea and a presentation of prizes.
Sunday, 21st August - Hampshire Area Show to be held at New Park, Brockenhurst. Schedules available
shortly. We will have a range of classes suitable for everyone. Please do come along and support


Please remember to book in for all drives and events.
All BDS Members of any Area (including Hampshire Area Members taking part in Hampshire Area Drives) must be fully paid-up members of the BDS before taking part in BDS organized Driving Events (with the exception of training events which take place in a suitable enclosed area).
Hampshire Area would also recommend that all whips participating in one of our Driving Events have their Membership Card with them at the time.
Membership does need to be checked for our insurance to be valid.

Non-members are most welcome to all events provided they complete and send back a BDS Non Members Event Form
<here> to the Organiser of the event, with an additional fee of £5 on top of any fee for each event, payable at the time of booking please. (Cheques made payable to "DRIVING SOCIETY") This is required to comply with the BDS Liability Insurance Policy.

We have been asked by the Forestry Commission to kindly remind our members that we are allowed to drive on gravel tracks only and not across the lawn areas of the forest.

The path within the Aldridgehill Inclosure between the Keepers Cottage and the Rhinefield Road is designated as unsuitable for carriages. As there isn't a continuous gravel track, we should not be using it, although special permission may sometimes be granted at certain times of year following consultation. This is a particularly sensitive area with young deer and the Area is keen to cooperate with The Forestry Commission's request.

And finally a reminder to drivers to please have their forest permit disks displayed on either the harness or vehicle so as to avoid embarrassment if they are checked as the Forestry Commission continue to make random checks.


       Coming Soon


Wed 8th Jun

Spider Drive
arr at noon

Tel  :  07919 75545

Sun 12th Jun

Platinum Jubilee Drive

Setting off
at 10.30am

entry £25 via s.a.e. to
AC at Lowhill Farm, SO50 7HF