Calendar(Events)

UPDATE  17th March 2020 –  Easter and May drives cancelled 

All events are strictly for BDS members, unless otherwise stated, and are run under BDS rules.

All carriage drivers wishing to take part must be paid up members of the BDS, unless otherwise stated.

All whips (whatever age) must provide proof of BDS membership. You are advised to refer to the the BDS website for compliance with health and safety and other BDS rules including-

BDS Health & Safety

Hard Hats for Young Drivers

Download the Entry Form which can be used for most events.

Download the Entry Form for non member events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
13
Mon
Easter Drive @ Alderford Lake
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Easter Drive in North Shropshire

Monday 13th April 2020

For this drive totalling nine miles whips, grooms and passengers put on their Easter bonnets and decorate the carriages to make a bright display in front of Tesco, Whitchurch; where bonnets and horses are judged.

Turnouts will leave Alderford Lake, off Tilstock Road, Whitchurch (SY13 3JQ) at 11.30am prompt

The convoy drive will make its way into Whitchurch (roughly one mile) arriving at the car park behind the swimming pool to decorate traps and don bonnets ready for the short walk to the area in front of Tesco. At midday there is a presentation of rosettes with rewards for the best adult Easter bonnet, the best child’s Easter bonnet and best decorated driving vehicle. Each year the North Shropshire Driving Club trophy is awarded for the best turnout.

Turnouts leave Tesco by 12.30pm and (via the swimming pool car park to prepare for the road journey) trot the eight miles back through the country lanes of Alkington to arrive back at Alderford for around 1.45pm. There is a cafe at Alderford where hot and cold refreshments can be bought.

All whips (whatever age) must provide proof of BDS membership. You are advised to refer to the the BDS website for compliance with health and safety and other BDS rules including-

http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/legal-insurance/bds-health-safety/

http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/hard-hats/

Entry forms can be downloaded from bds shropshire website –

https://www.bdsshropshire.co.uk

Or  Click here

There is a charge of £5 per turnout for this drive.

To help the organisers, please let Helen James (tel. 01939 200212) know you are able to attend and send entry forms with turnout fee, by 7th April 2020, to – The Willows, Lee Brockhurst, Shrewbury, SY4 5QH

We hope for good weather and look forward to seeing you.

May
8
Fri
May Bank Holiday Drive @ CHADWELL GRANGE
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

VENUE: CHADWELL GRANGE, NR. NEWPORT (by kind permission of Mr. Richard Maddocks.)

From Newport, turn left off the A41, 300 yards past Bloomsbury Nursery into Damson Lane. From the south, turn right off A41, 2 miles from the A5. Look for BDS signs.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – Friday 1st May 2020

Click here for entry form MSWord format

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Aug
12
Wed
The Citadel Drive @ The Citadel
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

THE CITADEL WESTON-UNDER REDWOOD SHREWSBURY
BY  KiND PERMiSSiON OF MR AND MRS GRIFFTHS.

Closing date for entries 29th July 2020.

 

For more details click here for entry form.

Aug
23
Sun
Acton Scott @ ACTON SCOTT
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS ONY FOR HORSES VACCINATED AGAIT EQUINE FLU

PARADE OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CARRIAGES WITH ALL WHIPS AND GROOMS IN TRADITIONAL AND/OR SMART DRESS  TO TAKE PLACE AT 11.00 AM DOWN THE DRIVE OF ACTON SCOTT HISTORIC WORKING FARM WITH SHORT STOP FOR FARM VISITORS TO VIEW CARRIAGES THEN A ROAD DRIVE WITH LONG ROUTE OF 10.5 MILES AND A SHORT ROUTE OF 7.5 MILES FOLLOWED BY A BRING AND SHARE PICKNIC enrey 

Please note Members entry fee £5.00   Non members entry fee £10.00

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