Patricia Margaret ELphick
item5

NEWS FLASH !


 

Show Dates, Schedules and Entry Forms

 


 

SHOW RESULTS / REPORTS

 


 

UPDATED POINTS TABLES ADDED

 

 


 

2017 DRIVER'S DIARY

 


 

 

 


 

The Honourable Miss Jean Galbraith

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 


 

 


 


BDS SCOTTISH SHOW REPORT 2016


PHOTOS FROM BDS SCOTTISH SHOW 2016


 


Membership Form


Safeguarding Policy

 


 

 

 

Edit

item2

NEWSFLASH !

 

BDS AGM & LUNCH

WITH GUEST SPEAKER

BDS CHAIRMAN, NEIL WRAY

 

SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2019 @  1pm

MORRIS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, FENWICK

AYRSHIRE, KA3 6AY

3 COURSE LUNCH, TICKETS £20 PER PERSON

TICKETS FROM KENDALL YOUNG  

kendallyoung99@ymail.com

07736 960081

 

 

 

 

2018 Show Results Added - Click Here For Results

 

2019 Points Tables Updated - Click Here For Points Tables

 

** NEWSFLASH **       New Unsung Hero Award     **  NEWSFLASH **

 

BDS CENTRAL SHOW, PERTHSHIRE

THERE IS A 15% DISCOUNT ON OUR PHOTOS UNTIL SUNDAY SO ORDER THEM BEFORE THE DISCOUNT IS TAKEN OFF THE WEBSITE

LINK TO PHOTOS

 

 

 

BDS AGM & LUNCH

SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2019 @  1pm

MORRIS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, FENWICK

AYRSHIRE, KA3 6AY

3 COURSE LUNCH, TICKETS £20 PER PERSON

TICKETS FROM KENDALL YOUNG  

kendallyoung99@ymail.com

07736 960081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driver's Diary 2019

 

 

LINK TO PHOTOS FROM WEST OF SCOTLAND DRIVING EXTRAVAGANZA

 

 

 

 

NEW COMMITTEE CONTACT DETAILS ADDED - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Show Dates Added - Click Here For Schedules and Entry Forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAIRMANS REPORT

My first year as Chairman of the Scottish Branch has went very quickly and we have had a busy and varied year up in Scotland with our members enjoying many shows, drives, fun days and even a Trek competition.  We also had a group from the North of Scotland sit their Road Driving Assessments which was very good and something we are keen to get members to sit.

The weather might have made a very difficult start to the year with snow every week until April it made it hard for people to get their ponies back in work after the winter but once the snow went we had the most fabulous summer (and dare I say it !  Maybe too hot at times !) and I am sure everyone took full advantage of the warm, light evenings and warm dry weekends.  It certainly made a change from scraping mud off harness and vehicles I can tell you !

We have had a massive increase in turnouts competing at the shows around Scotland with 22% increase in the number of turnouts at the shows in Scotland. With several shows having an extra four or five turnouts compared to the last few years.  So that is hugely encouraging.   We have also had a huge increase this year in the number of drivers achieving their Gold Showing Award for attending seven or more shows with nine drivers achieving their gold award this year.  So it is great to see more turnouts coming out more often which is exactly what these awards were started to encourage.    

The BDS Scottish Show was once again held at Border Union Show at the end of July and I would like to express the Scottish Committee and all the competitor’s thanks and congratulations to Claire Armet on her first year running the show.  She did a fantastic job in her first year,  Well done and Thank You ! 

We are in a very fortunate position in Scotland to have access to some fabulous estates and grounds to hold drives away off the public roads.  This year we held drives at Barskimming in Ayrshire, Haddow House, Fettercairn, Bowhill and Mellerstain.  It was especially nice to be invited to Barskimming earlier this year for a memorial drive for Miss Jean and members enjoyed a lovely lunch after a fabulous drive and we raised a good sum for one of her favourite charities, the Poppy Appeal.    

The Scottish Committee is also delighted to welcome two new members.  With Kristy Matheson from Central Area and Gillian McKnight from North of Scotland Area joining us I am sure they will make a great contribution to the committee.

We also have a new AC for the North of Scotland Area with Anne Thwaite stepping up from AAC to take over the reins from Ruth Skinner who is retiring as AC after many years.  I am sure all the local drivers in her area will support Anne and look forward to hearing about events in her area. 

I would also like to congratulate the Scottish representatives who qualified to drive at HOYS and made the long trip down.  Gillian McNinch drove the Athey’s Welsh Pony, Stonedge Solomon and Richard Lanni drove his pair of Gelderlanders, Symen & Vinny.  Well done to you both ! 

So I would just like to finish by wishing everyone a fun, safe and enjoyable driving season in 2019, and hears hoping for as good weather as we had this year !

 

Caroline Watson 

Chairman of The Scottish Branch Of The British Driving Society

 

 

 

The Scottish Branch is part of the National Society. It promotes driving in Scotland by organising shows, drives and training sessions and assists newcomers to the sport.

 

With Scotland divided into five areas, each Area Commissioner will assist drivers and event organisers and is the first point of contact for anyone requiring information about driving

 

 

 

 

m18
headingbottomblack2

To encourage and assist those interested in equine driving.

facebookicon
logo1
headingtopblack