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.



  • MSSH Newcomers' and Pony Club Meet Saturday 17 October 2015 at Caldwell DE12 6RS.  We will meet at 8am and will cater for all ages and abilities. Hunting is a great way to see different areas of the country, to make friends and to watch hounds work which is a very special experience. All newcomers are welcome: Adults: £20, Children: £10.  We just ask that you book in with Rachael Morley on 07889 083194 or Louise Moore on 07990 550547 so that we have a rough idea of numbers and can give you some directions regarding parking, etc. More information also available on www.mssh.co.uk/newcomers-and-visitors
    Posted 30 Sep 2015, 14:08 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Bazaar Wednesday 4 November, 10am - 8pm at Uttoxeter Racecourse.  A plethora of hand picked boutique retailers selling the finest gifts not readily available on the high street.  More details of stallholders will be available soon.  Refreshments available.  Entry £5.  For more information phone 07590 016073 or email enquiries@mssh.co.uk
    Posted 29 Sep 2015, 14:51 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Meynell & Wynnstay London Party Thomas Greenall and Jack Greenall invite you to join the Meynell and Wynnstay for cocktails, canapes and DJs all night at Beaufort House  WHEN  Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 19:30 - Friday, 9 October 2015 at 02:30  WHERE  Beaufort House - 354 King's Road London SW35UZ  For tickets follow this link  Last time the venue was at capacity by 9 pm and people were turned away so if you are travelling you should definitely buy online.
    Posted 9 Sep 2015, 13:22 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Dates for your diary Thursday, 8 October - Meynell & Wynnstay London Party Saturday 17 October - Newcomers and PC Meet, Caldwell  Wednesday 4 November - Autumn Bazaar, Uttoxeter Racecourse  Saturday 21 November - St George's Park, Rangemore NOTE change of venue and date - Hunt Ball More information can be found from  Calendar/Events or Downloads
    Posted 30 Sep 2015, 14:45 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Breaking news: lobby your MP to vote for hunting Urgent message from Barney White-Spunner, Executive Chairman - The Countryside Alliance:  It is reported that the Government will propose amendments to the Hunting Act, which would represent a significant improvement. The amendments would remove the arbitrary two dog limit in exempt hunting making it legal to flush and shoot foxes using packs of hounds. If the amendments are passed it would therefore be legal to manage foxes and some other wild mammals using packs of hounds. The requirement to take reasonable steps to shoot will, however, remain as it is.  The changes would represent a significant improvement for many farmers and hunts, whilst moving the law into line with Scotland.  We still believe that the Hunting Act needs to be ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2015, 14:23 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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