Christmas At Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House Christmas Montage
Chatsworth will be expecting grins as wide as a Cheshire Cats as visitors are taken on a magical journey through the lower floors of the house where they will encounter the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party; the Game of Croquet and the table with the infamous “Drink Me” bottle and “Eat Me” cake.
There is an extended opening period this year and the Alice in Wonderland feature opens on Sat Nov 8th until Jan 4th 2015.  The house will be closed on 24-26 December and 1st January.

Latest News and Events!

Here at Rural Pictures we have a wide ranging variety of work. Some favourite events attended this year include:


  • Crufts
  • The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth Horse Trials
  • Derby County Show
  • Ashbourne Show
  • Chatsworth Country Fair
  • Brailsford & District Ploughing Match
  • The Land Army Memorial Day at the National Memorial Arboretum
  • Horses Inside Out at Scarsdale Equine Practice

Up and Coming Event Dates – Sheep Dog and Horse Trials

It’s been a wile since we posted on our blog, so we thought we’d write a quick post to let you know what we’ve been up to and what’s coming next!

Today (May 7th) we’ve been to photograph members of Ashbourne YFC who were embarking on a 100 mile sponsored cycle from Mappleton to Blackpool.


Back in April, we were fortunate enough to photograph Weston Park Horse Trials – here are some shots from our Facebook Page:

What’s next for Rural Pictures?

On May 11th 2014 we will be at The Tom Nadin Memorial Sheep Dog Trials and on Fri – Sun May 16th to 18th May The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. We will post images after these events on our Facebook Page – so please join us there!

August Events: Longford District Riding Club and more!

Rural Pictures will be covering a one day event for Longford & District Riding Club, Dovedale Sheep Dog Trials and Ashbourne Show.

We will post more news as it happens and share some great pictures with you!

Here’s one of Misty the barn owl & I taking a quiet moment to have a read and a cuppa! This shot appears in the current issue of Photo Plus magazine.MIsty the Barn Owl



62nd British National Ploughing Championships 2012 Lichfield, Staffordshire

Rural Pictures are pleased to be attending the 62nd British National Ploughing Championships on Saturday October 13th. The event takes place on both Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October at Whittington near Lichfield, Staffordshire by kind permission of J F & B M Gray.

The event covers 2 days where over 200 ploughmen from all over the UK will compete in various ploughing competitions, with a finale of 2 ploughmen being chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2013 World Ploughing Contest in Canada next year.

You can read more about the competition and it’s history at the website.

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2011 World Sheepdog Trials

Rural Pictures photography is regularly involved with many sheep dog events including coverage of the 2008 World Trials at Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo and the 2009 International Trials at Lowther Estate, Cumbria.

Our event stand was present at the World Trials that were held at Lowther Estate, Cumbria in September 2011 where we look renewed old acquaintances and met lots of new ones.

We also provide regular coverage of our local trials held by Dovedale Sheep Dog Society as well as many other agricultural and rural events around the country. These include Dog Agility, Ploughing Matches, Country Fairs and Equestrian events.

Keep an eye out for more news and events that we are attending on our blog soon!