The origins of this well know
n and prestigious pack of hounds can be traced back to the 17th 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.


  • Charlie takes a snooze! This lovely picture was shared by the Countryside Alliance on their Facebook page and already has over 2500 'likes'.  The picture is from Christabel Blunt who said: "I found my son Charlie (7) having a snooze earlier with his friends Bowler, Bootjack and Bonny (Meynell & South Staffs)".
    Posted 18 Jul 2014 08:49 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Inter-Hunt Polo Tournament Rutland Polo Club Saturday and Sunday 19th/20th July 2014 Watch some thrilling polo and support the Meynell team - they will be in action on both days.  Gates open at 11.00, with an entry charge of £5 per for those over 16 years of age (entry for children is free), with money raised from the entry going to the Countryside Alliance. The polo will commence at about 11.30 on each day, with the finals of both trophies being played for on Sunday afternoon.  Rutland Polo Club has most attractive grounds, with a small grandstand giving an ideal view of the play, also large scoreboards so that spectators can follow the progress of the teams.  Supporters and spectators are invited to bring picnics. Snacks, hot and cold drinks are ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2014 08:20 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Pleasure Ride CANCELLED Due to a suspected case of Strangles in the area the Ride scheduled for Sun 20th July  has been CANCELLED.   Next Pleasure Ride - Sun 17th August at Catton Park.   Details from Stephen 07976 691968 or Rachael 07889 083194  
    Posted 14 Jul 2014 15:50 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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