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.



  • Ben Hobday Eventing Demonstration To be held on Mon 15th Aug at Stydd House Farm, Yeaveley, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2DU (by kind permission of the Potter family)   Gates open at 6pm for food and to have a look around the stands. Demo starts at 7pm prompt until approx 9pm.   Tickets must be purchased in advance as limited tickets available. £22 for adults and £12 for children under 14. For tickets contact Victoria Palmer on 07921556759 or email victoria.palmer_vs@aol.co.uk   BBQ and bar available along with numerous stands.  
    Posted 28 Jun 2016, 14:22 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH July Pleasure Ride Sunday 10th July 2016.  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 of approx 8 miles across farm land in the Yeaveley/ Alkmonton/ Rodsley area with a small amount of road work and full use of Stydd House Farm'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 jumpable hedges.    For full details see the Downloads page.  
    Posted 26 Jun 2016, 13:01 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Lurcher puppy On behalf of one of our members:Brown lurcher dog would love a good home - £400.00 fully jabbed, wormed and chipped.The Mum is adorable and he’s been well looked after. If anyone is interested please contact Georgina Leyland: email: gcleyland@googlemail.com or telephone: 01668 213395.I simply can’t keep them and am not giving them the time they deserve. They are very friendly affectionate pups and wormed, chipped and have had both pup jabs.
    Posted 18 Jun 2016, 01:33 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Annual Open Evening Wednesday 22 June at 6.30pm at the Kennels, Sudbury, Derbyshire DE6 6HN  Come and see the Hunt Kennels      Hound judging competition         Talk about hounds and hunting        Refreshments       Free entrance and parking         For further details please contact    Stephen: 07976 691968 Rachael: 07889 083194
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 14:53 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Terrier, Lurcher and Dog Show Sunday 1 June 2016 Terrier, lurcher and dog show this Sunday - see Downloads page for a full schedule. Judging 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 Cream  Entry fee for all classes £2.00 Entries taken in the Ring   Rosettes 1st to 3rdThis Show is a Qualifier for the National Lurcher and Racing Club Grand Final Championship which is to be held at the Chatsworth Country Fair on Sunday, 4th September 2016. Junior Handler class and details to be included if we are successful in being chosen as a Qualifier. For further details contact Rachel Morley: 07889 083194Great day out!
    Posted 14 Jun 2016, 15:47 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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