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.



  • Shirley Edwards Shirley Edwards has sadly passed away.  She was Amateur Whipper-in to the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt, retiring after the 1990-91 season.  She was a tower of strength behind six huntsmen during her 35 years here, knew every yard of the country and will be sadly missed.  The funeral will be at Bretby Church on Friday 2nd February at 12 noon, followed by Bretby Crematorium at 1.30 p.m.
    Posted 9 Jan 2018, 15:41 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • JOIN US FOR LADIES DAY! Tuesday 9th January 2018 at The Cow, Dalbury Lees DE6 5BE 9.30am Champagne breakfast (Ladies only) Hound will meet at 12 noon 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 All subscribers and Visiting Gentleman welcome to hunt at usual rates For full details and to book, contact the Field Secretary Rachael Morley 07889 083194 or morley274@btinternet.com    Further information: Under 30 £45, and Ladies Breakfast only £12. Gents breakfast i.e. Bacon Roll £5.00 each. Breakfast is served from 9.30 am ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2018, 14:21 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH 3 for 2 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 23 Dec 2017, 10:52 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • The 12 Hounds of Christmas Competition How well do you know our wonderful hounds?  Do you listen out and look sharp on a hunting day?  The challenge?.....Prove it!   This year we are not running some of the usual fundraisers before Christmas, so we would be most grateful if you could see your way to supporting us and our hounds.  It couldn’t be easier, just buy a competition sheet from Alex Clarke or Sally Johnson, and fill in a few names!  Alex Clarke 07970 931943   Just £5 a go, and you have right up till Christmas to enter.   All ages, followers and subscribers past and present welcome!
    Posted 18 Nov 2017, 12:20 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • November Pub of the Month Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017  Time: 7.30pm  Location: The Bluebell, Kirk Langley  Food: Lasagne, chips, salad, garlic bread and 1 drink ALL for just £20pp  Please book in with Sarah Haydon on 07892 687673
    Posted 18 Nov 2017, 12:14 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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