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.



  • August Pleasure Ride Sunday 5th AugustMeeting at Kingstone Business Park, Potts Lane, Nr Uttoxeter ST14 8QS (sign posted off the Stafford road)   The ride will take us through the picturesque Blythe valley crossing the river Blythe on two occasions (both optional).    The route is approx 6 miles with hunt jumps throughout the ride, all of which are OPTIONAL.   All riders to be mounted by 10.45am to move off at 11am. The ride will be in one group.   BBQ / refreshments will be available afterwards.   Adults £15 Children (16 years and under) £10   For further details and to book please contact Anne-Marie Hutchinson 07815 815522 or enquiries@mssh.co.uk  
    Posted by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Pleasure Ride 22 July at Stydd Start and finish will be at Stydd House Farm, Yeaveley, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2DU by kind permission of the Potter family. Parking is available.   A route across farm land in the Yeaveley / Alkmonton / Rodsley area with a small amount of road work and full use of Stydd House Equestrian’s excellent XC course. A fantastic opportunity to school horses with a variety of optional fences ranging from 50cm to 105cm including a water jump and a selection of hedges.   The ride will be in two groups. Group 1: approx. 8 miles.  Group 2: shorter route, suitable for novices and nervous riders or horses and for young children and lead reins. All riders to be mounted by 10.45am to move ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2018, 03:30 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Geoff Billington Demo Tuesday 24th July 2018 Gates open 6.00pm – Demo 7- 9pm At Albert Eventing, Green Barns Lane, Little Hay, Lichfield, WS14 0QN £20 per adult / £10 per child (under 14) BBQ, Bar & raffle.  Limited tickets available! To book contact Liz Albert 07971 531876 or  liz@alberteventing.com
    Posted 20 Jun 2018, 15:37 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Terrier, Lurcher & Companion Dog Show Sunday 17 June at the Kennels, Sudbury DE6 5HNJudging commences at 1.30 p.m.Free admission and Car parking (A donation to the Meynell & South Staffordshire Hunt would be appreciated)Licensed Bar - Barbecue/Refreshments - Ice CreamWorking Terrier ClassesLurcher Classes - this is a qualifier for the National Lurcher and Racing Club Grand Final Championship which is to be held at the Chatsworth Country FairCompanion Dog Show with Pedigree and Novelty Classes (under KC rules)Dog Agility from 3 p.m.£2 per class entries taken on the day. Rosettes 1st to 3rd. Schedule available from http://www.mssh.co.uk/Downloads For further details: Rachael Morley 07889 083194 or email morley274@btinternet.com
    Posted 11 Jun 2018, 07:15 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Kennels Open Evening The Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt Supporters Club    Encourage You to Attend   (Old, Young, Experienced, New, Plus Fresh Faces)    Kennels Open Evening    Wednesday 20th June    at The Kennels, Sudbury DE6 5HN    From 6.30pm    When you will find:    A warm welcome   Many friendly faces (people and hounds!)   Bar and BBQ   Dog Agility     Bouncy Castle   Hound Judging   Guided Tours of the Kennels   A fun and relaxing evening not to be missed     No reply or booking required but we look forward to seeing you at our Kennels on the evening     For further details please contact Rachael: 07889 083194  
    Posted 5 Jun 2018, 06:20 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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