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 Clay Shoot
    Posted 10 Aug 2016, 12:03 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Prints of Bicentenary Painting Prints of the Daniel Crane painting will be available soon.  Many will have seen the original at the puppy show and the Festival of Hunting at Peterborough – photos are shown here if not.  The prints are being sold signed, numbered, mounted, backed and wrapped i.e. ready to take straight to the framer of your choice.  The print measures 24” x 16” and the mount 31” x 24” approximately.  It will be a limited edition of 150 available at a price of £170 – this represents excellent value for a Daniel Crane print of this size, purchasers will undoubtedly gain great pleasure from the painting and will also have the satisfaction of knowing they have benefited the hunt.   To purchase a ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 04:20 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Hound show successes There is a great report in the Horse and Hound (14 July edition) from Blaston show in Leicestershire, where the Meynell hounds had a highly successful day: Unentered Doghound - 1st Sabre  Stallion hound - 2nd Samuel '15 Unentered Bitchhound - 2nd Dressage Entered Couple - 1st Hoover '15 and Saffron '15 Broodbitch - 1st Saffron '15   Champion Bitchhound - Saffron '15 Jamie’s report: “Had a really successful day , there were very strong classes and the Grove and Rufford did have some lovely hounds but Saffron clinched the Bitch Championship, there were a lot of packs showing there this time 17 packs in the modern alone and as far away as N.Yorkshire and Northumberland.”   From the Horse and Hound report: "Saffron 15 ... stole the ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2016, 16:40 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
    Posted 13 Jul 2016, 15:40 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • 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
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