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.



  • Bicentenary Painting A new work by celebrated sporting artist Daniel Crane was unveiled at a special reception on Thursday 26th May 2016 to commemorate the bicentennial of the The Meynell Hunt. The invited guests were benefactors who had contributed to the commissioning of the painting, which was presented by the artist at a ceremony on the Dunstall Estate, near Burton-on-Trent. The twenty donors will each receive a signed and numbered limited edition print of the work. The painting, entitled, "With land in trust, the fields remain. Two hundred years, our sport retained (away from Peat Moss)", depicts the current Meynell and South Staffordshire Huntsman Jamie Nicklin and hounds hunting across Meynell country, but was specifically painted to be a timeless ...
    Posted by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Dates for your diary! For a full list of all the events planned for the summer and autumn, go to http://www.mssh.co.uk/calendar/summer-activities 
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 16:10 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Scropton Riding and Driving Centre Presentation With the help of the hounds, a presentation was made to Scropton Riding & Driving Centre, the home of Scropton Riding for the Disabled, providing safe and enjoyable riding and driving activities for a wide range of abilities.  Thanks to Penny Fillingham photography for the image.
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:07 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Countryside Evening at Southwell Join us for the Countryside Evening which consists of jump racing together with a range of different country activities. There will be a parade of hounds midway through the evening, and the charity Raptor Rescue are also here on the evening. There will also be hornblowing together with lurcher, terrier and ferret racing.  There will also be Live Music after racing from the Richie Muir Acoustics.  The Racecourse is offering a good deal on Badges for this evening meeting. There will be 7 races, the 1st of which begins at 5.20pm.  Badges, which should be bought through Louise Moore, are £10.  If there’s enough interest, a coach could be put on to leave from the Kennels.For more ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2016, 08:43 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Hunt Ball Silent Auction There is a silent auction this year with an excellent range of exciting lots - to see them all and place your bids, go to http://www.meynellandsouthstaffshuntball.com/
    Posted 18 Feb 2016, 13:38 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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