The origins of this well known and prestigious pack of hounds can be traced back to the 18th century.

The Meynell and South Staffordshire are privileged to have one of the most varied, interesting and challenging grass countries in the whole of England.

The hunting country spreads across a large part of Derbyshire and Staffordshire; from the north of Ashbourne down to Lichfield in the south, across to Derby in the east and Cannock Chase to the west.

The Autumn hunting season starts in September depending on harvest, when young hounds are introduced to hunting life by their more experienced friends. During this period both horses and hounds are being prepared for the opening of the season in late October.
The hounds hunt three days a week; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

At all times the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt intends to hunt within the law, performing legal activities permitted within the restrictions of the Hunting Act 2004.

The Joint Masters and all who hunt are deeply grateful to everyone who allows them to cross their land, enabling them to enjoy the thrill of trying to follow hounds in one of the most demanding and exciting hunting countries in England.



  • Ladies Day Some great photos and fantastic coverage of Ladies Day at the Meynell Hunt in today's newspapers - with articles in Daily Telegraph The Times and The Sunday Times, Derby Telegraph, and Yorkshire Post, thanks to Rod Kirkpatrick of F Stop Press.  The full gallery of his photos can be found on the Downloads page.
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 14:52 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • TOMORROW'S MEET - Mon 2 January - Market Place, Uttoxeter This has now been designated as a BLUE DAY. So, if you would like to blow those cobwebs away but you or your horse are new to hunting, Caroline Green has kindly offered to guide you round the country and give you any advice you might need.If you would like to come out please could you ring Rachael Morley to book in and she will help you with any questions. Her number is: 07889 083194.Hope to see you out.
    Posted 1 Jan 2017, 04:25 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Ladies Day Join us for LADIES DAY!  Tuesday 10th January at the Cock Inn, Mugginton DE6 4PJ  9.30am Champagne breakfast (Ladies only)  Hounds will meet at 11.30am  All ladies welcome, sidesaddle or astride  Bottle of champagne for the best turned out Lady  Guided routes for jumping and non-jumping ladies  3.45pm Tea at the pub  Price to include breakfast, hunting and tea:· Ladies £70· Ladies riding sidesaddle £45· Under 30 £45· Breakfast only £12· All subscribers and Visiting Gentleman welcome to hunt at usual ratesFor full details and to book, contact the Field Secretary Rachael Morley 07889 083194 or morley274@btinternet.com
    Posted 21 Dec 2016, 02:48 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Sixpence and Saddler For those of you not following the antics of Sixpence and Saddler on the Hunt Facebook page, we would like to give you a quick update. A few years back Andy Bull and Richard Hingley walked Sawdust and Sapling back to kennels, after 5 months at walk, 14 miles in as true a hunting line as the country allowed. Mary and Richard are currently walking a son and daughter of Sawdust’s and will be tapping you all up for a tenner’s worth of sponsorship. The intention is to raise enough to pay for the concrete, in front of the fridge unit that Sawdust and Sapling paid for. To create more interest two very generous sponsors, Brocklehursts of Bakewell ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2016, 12:04 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Special Christmas Offer Not quite a gift horse but we have a great offer for all non-subscribers for the Christmas period. 3 days hunting for the price of 2 between 20 December and 2 January—prices for 3 days: Adults £120,   under 30 and farmers £80,   under 21 £60,   PC members £40.  Can be used for any day (Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday/Blue days) Must be booked in and paid in advance No refunds for inclement weather Or if you are looking for an idea for a present, this could be ideal! Gift vouchers at £50 each For use any day this season Contact the Field Secretary - Rachael Morley 07889 083194 or morley274@btinternet.com
    Posted 12 Dec 2016, 13:23 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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