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 Hunt Ball Tickets 2016 Don't leave it too late - tickets are going really well and we are getting close to being sold out!  For full information go to the  Hunt Ball page or email huntball@mssh.co.uk 
    Posted 31 Jan 2016, 11:32 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Anoki Evening Wednesday 17 February at Anoki Burton on Trent (on A38).  Delicious Indian cuisine, a night to remember.   £25 per ticket.  Contact Guido Basile to book:  07734 005508 or by email: terropol@hotmail.com  Or Rachael Morley:  07889 083194 or email: morley274@btinternet.com
    Posted 24 Jan 2016, 15:10 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Bicentenary photo available to purchase The official photo taken by Nico Morgan for the bicentenary meet is now available to purchase. The printed copy will be much higher quality and clearer than the image on here. It will be on display at various meets and social functions throughout the rest of the season. Prices: 15 x 10 (inches)......................................... £25 16 x 12...................................................... £30 22 x 14...................................................... £40 If you would like to order a copy, please send your details with a cheque (made payable to MSSH) and confirm the size required to: RG Hingley, Ash House Farm, Windley Lane, Turnditch, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2LN Photos will be supplied rolled in a tube and will be delivered to you by hand, using a network of little ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2016, 13:01 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Hunt Ball 2016 & Hunting Special Deal A great deal for non-Subscribers: The combined price for the day’s Hunting and Hunt Ball Ticket is £125. Stabling or hirelings available if needed. Tell your friends!Also just a reminder that the discounted price of £80 comes to an end on 1st February. Thereafter the tickets will be £90.  You can find all the details at www.mssh.co.uk/huntball
    Posted 12 Jan 2016, 02:44 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Bi-Centenary Meet In 1816 the Meynell Hunt met for the first time at Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, seat of the Vernon family. Yesterday the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt met there again, to celebrate their 200th anniversary. Informal images taken by Nico Morgan are now online. The group shots will be made available via the hunt at a later date. Link available from the Downloads page.
    Posted 10 Jan 2016, 14:22 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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