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 Vote OK We are now less than a week away from the General Election and are calling on everyone to make one final effort. There are only a few days left but they are days that can make a huge difference to the result. ‘Floating’ voters have still not made up their minds, and they are the ones who will affect the result in marginal seats, and it is in those seats, where every vote will count, that we are having the most effect. Everybody’s circumstances are different but we all enjoy at least two things in common, The Meynell Hunt and the Sport of Hunting. Both these are special and worth fighting for so please can we ask that you ...
    Posted 1 May 2015, 15:35 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Spring and Summer dates for your diary Information for all events will be added to the calendar as the full details become available:Sunday 10 May - Annual Rugby match v Howkins & Harrison  Saturday 23 May - Pleasure Ride Kedleston  Saturday 30 May - Point to Point, Garthorpe  Monday 8 June - Open Gardens, Wootton Hall   Sunday 14 June - Pleasure Ride Dunstall  Sunday 21 June - Terrier, Lurcher and Companion dog show  Wednesday 24 June - Open Evening at the Kennels  Saturday 11 July - Picnic Ball   Sunday 19 July - Pleasure Ride Stydd House Farm   Sunday 2 August - Pleasure Ride Catton Park  Sunday 13 September - Pleasure Ride Cawarden Springs  Sunday 27 September - Team Chase Upper Booth Hay Farm  More information can also be found from Downloads
    Posted 21 Apr 2015, 14:10 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH April Pleasure Ride Full details of the April Pleasure Ride on Sunday 19th April at Ticknall can be found on the downloads page.  Hopefully the weather will be better than it was for the March ride!  Despite the rain a lot of fun was had - see the photos, also on the downloads page.
    Posted 3 Apr 2015, 03:44 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH 'Vote-OK' General Election Campaign 31/03/15 Are YOU doing your bit?  There are only 36 days left until the General Election – why is it important to Hunting? The Status Quo 10 years have passed since the ban on hunting with dogs was passed through Parliament.  Some people who hunt say “What has changed, hunting is carrying on as normal.” Well they could not be more wrong. The reality is that Masters and Hunt Staff everywhere carry the threat of malicious prosecution, and they do this every day, and for every person who goes hunting. The Threat This status quo is not acceptable. However if the wrong Government gets elected we face an even bigger problem, and hunting could cease entirely. The Campaign to Strengthen the Hunting ...
    Posted 31 Mar 2015, 04:27 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH March Pleasure Ride As the hunting season nears the end, the summer pleasure rides begin.  The first is on Sunday 29th March.  Full details can be found on the downloads page.
    Posted 6 Mar 2015, 13:14 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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