The origins of this well know
n and prestigious pack of hounds can be traced back to the 17th 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.


  • 18~30s Day We are holding a special meet for riders aged 18-30 years old on Saturday 29 November, 11:00 at Eland Lodge by kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Coupland—come along and join us for some fun! All ages are welcome, with a discounted cap for 18-30 non-subscribers of £45.  We just ask (if you are not a subscriber) that you book in. Numbers will be limited, so don’t leave it too late! In the evening entertainment is at the Red Lion, Newborough from 8pm onwards, £10 per head including food and a band.  For full details go to the Downloads page. 
    Posted 17 Oct 2014 14:51 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • The Holly Prince Trust & MSSH Charity Christmas Market "Your Christmas shopping all wrapped up".   10am - 3pm and 6.30pm - 10pm.  At Alrewas Hayes  DE13 7DL.  Over 70 handpicked food and gift stalls.  Refreshments.  Parking on site.  Entry donation £3.  For any other information please contact: Lesley Prince via email on green.l@btconnect.com or mobile 07515 058965.  Or Paddy Prince on 01283 575229.
    Posted 17 Oct 2014 14:45 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Early Season Ball Saturday 15 November Tickets are now available for the Early Season Ball, this year to be held in the most unique and beautiful surroundings of Tutbury Castle.  There will be a limited number of tables so don't leave it too late!For more information go to the Early Season Ball page.
    Posted 4 Oct 2014 05:33 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH Pleasure Ride Sunday 19th October 2014 Come along to the final pleasure ride of 2014 in the area of Ticknall, a route of approximately 7.5 miles encompassing the picturesque Foremarke reservoir with optional cross country fences.  Full details available from the Downloads page.
    Posted 4 Oct 2014 04:35 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Charlie Moores cycle challenge Our gallant galloping Major, Charlie Moore, is currently completing a 1250km bike ride on a circuitous route from Newcastle down to Brighton and back home to Uttoxeter, visiting 10 racecourses en route, an an effort to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund which supports those sporting heroes.  If you would like to recognise his efforts to raise money for this great charity please go to www.justgiving.com/Charlie-Moore4 or you can get a donation form from the downloads page.
    Posted 27 Sep 2014 12:55 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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