The British Driving Society is the governing body for leisure carriage driving in the United Kingdom and with over 6000 members, is a society that actively supports the sport with a full diary of events, shows, competitions, training and education programmes.

Area 36 covers the old county of Dyfed incorporating much of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion and openly welcomes your support. The BDS in our area covers a whole host of activities, including some really great rallies taking in the splendours of the Welsh countryside, from the coast to the mountains. Few areas enjoy such diversity of scenery, as a BDS member, all are welcome to attend any of our regular rallies held throughout the year.

Penny Hopkins

BDS Area Commissioner for West Wales

BDS Wales Show

13th August 2016

See the BDS Wales Website for more details.

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Amroth Drive

3rd September 2016

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Upcoming Events

all-day Amroth Drive @ Amroth Sea Front BDS West Wales
Amroth Drive @ Amroth Sea Front
Sep 3 all-day
Routes: Short, Medium Drive from the sea front at Amroth, along the coastal path and onto quiet lanes. There will be no catering this year, but tea & coffee will be provided. Bring a picnic[...]
all-day BDS Wales Trec Championship BDS Wales
BDS Wales Trec Championship
Sep 11 all-day
This years’ Championship event is being held in North Wales and is kindly being hosted by N.W.Wales and Morfydd Greatorex. Full details are available from Morfydd. Barn Cottage, Llanllechid, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3LE
all-day Very Challenging Cross Country R... @ Amroth BDS West Wales
Very Challenging Cross Country R... @ Amroth
Sep 24 all-day
A cross country drive with real challenges, mostly off road. Not suitable for novice drivers or novice ponies.
1:00 pm Pembrey weekend Rally @ Pembrey Country Park BDS West Wales
Pembrey weekend Rally @ Pembrey Country Park
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm
By kind permission of Pembrey Country Park we are able to hold our weekend rally once again. Camping from Friday after lunch to Sunday afternoon. If you can’t make the whole weekend just come for[...]
11:00 am In Harness & BDS Wales Road Driv... @ Waunddu, Duffryn Crawnon BDS Wales
In Harness & BDS Wales Road Driv... @ Waunddu, Duffryn Crawnon
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kindly hosted at Waunddu, Duffryn Crawnon Llangynidr Crickhowell NP8 1NU by BDS Wales Secretary Anthea Birch. Sarah Wildy LHHI leading the session. Small charge only to cover cost of food. Unbelievable opportunity to gain Road[...]
all-day Slebech Rally BDS West Wales
Slebech Rally
Oct 23 all-day
Driving through the private parks and woodland of the Slebech Estates. A lovely peaceful drive.