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 200 Club 2016-17 The first draw of the 2016-17 200 Club is looming but there is still time for some late applicants to fill the last few remaining places. With odds of 7/2 to win a prize over the year it's far better than the Lotto and you are supporting the Hunt too! Please contact Tracy Harwood – 07941 098733 tg_harwood@icloud.com or Barnaby Shaw – 07703 342225 or Meynell200CLUB@hotmail.co.uk or complete the attached application form.
    Posted 27 Nov 2016, 14:01 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • New page - Tumblers Club Take a look at our new page Tumblers Club for details of the latest spills!
    Posted 24 Nov 2016, 14:33 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Early Season Ball – auction preview! Free Spirit by Gary Benfield   A day in the life of a Molecatcher – see Hunt Ball page for more info   5 large haylage bales delivered to your door   Ash Farm Kennels are offering kennelling for up to five dogs for one week in their purpose-built kennels situated on a 700-acre working beef farm in Ingelby, South Derbyshire. They boast a dedicated team of full time staff and volunteers and have secure grass exercise paddocks and grooming facilities.   A polo lesson with Mr S Massey for two people followed by lunch   A tour of the Meynell and a South Staff's Kennels and an opportunity to walk out with the hounds followed by brunch at the Vernon Arms, Sudbury ...
    Posted 13 Nov 2016, 09:29 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Christmas Shopping Bazaar Wednesday 23 November 10am - 8pm, Uttoxeter Racecourse  A plethora of hand picked boutique retailers selling the finest gifts, food, clothing and home decor not readily available on the High Street.  Tel: 07590 016073  FREE PARKING | FOOD & REFRESHMENTS  Supporting Treetops Hospice Care  Entry £5
    Posted 12 Oct 2016, 14:38 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Newcomers’ and Pony Club Week 2016 Saturday 22 October ~ Manor Farm, Caldwell DE12 6RS   Thursday 27 October ~ Penny's Turn DE13 8BN (Scotch Hills Lane / Dunstall Rd crossroads)   Saturday 29 October ~ The Deer Park, Hoar Cross DE13 8QR   We will meet at 9am 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. The aim of this week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and to encourage those that have never been hunting before to give it a try. No special clothes or kit are needed to take part! Although please have a piece of ...
    Posted 4 Oct 2016, 07:22 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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