Welcome

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.





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Announcements

  • Promise Auction Prize Draw Thank you to everyone who supported the Promise Auction last night - it was a great evening. We were so busy auctioning off the promises that we forgot to do the prize draw for people that had filled in the back of the tickets - sorry! We will do the draw at the Team Chase tomorrow and send the prize out to the lucky winner.
    Posted 23 Sep 2017, 11:19 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Newcomers’ and Pony Club Week 2017 Following the great success of the Newcomers' and Pony Club week last year, we have planned to repeat it this year.  There will be three special meets:Saturday 21 October ~ Manor Farm, Caldwell DE12 6RS  Thursday 26 October ~ Penny's Turn DE13 8BN  (Scotch Hills Lane / Dunstall Rd crossroads)   Saturday 28 October ~ The Deer Park, Hoar Cross DE13 8QR  We will meet at 8.00am 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 ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2017, 15:04 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Pub of the Month is back! Date: Thursday 12th October 2017Time: 7.30pmLocation: The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, StaffordshireFood: Cottage Pie with Sauteed CabbagePLUSEither a glass of house wine or a pint of Duncombe AlePrice: £15ppPlease book in with either Sarah; Crabtree on 07527 250216Haydon on 07892 687673
    Posted 29 Aug 2017, 14:51 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH November Racing at Countryside Day There is a Hunt Supporters Trip being organised for those of you interested in and keen to get down to Cheltenham Racecourse for the Countryside Day. This is one of the most popular days of the season with a unique country fair atmosphere.     Enjoy the Basset Hounds before racing on the Members Lawn and relish the Hunt Parade after the second race.   Tickets are £45pp which includes entry to the racecourse and travel.   Travel is a Coach departing from a location in Staffordshire TBC.  Gates Open; 10.30am  First Race; 12.40pm  Last Race; 3.35pm  BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT  ONLY 35 PLACES AVAILABLE and some have already been booked!  DON'T DELAY - BOOK TODAY  Call Sarah Haydon - 07892 ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2017, 03:45 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • MSSH September Pleasure Ride Cawarden Start and finish will be at Cawarden Springs Farm, Blithbury Road, Rugeley, WS15 3HL (with off road parking) by kind permission of the Parrott family   Group 1: Approx 8 miles of riding with jumping throughout, all optional. A great chance to prepare for the team chase and the hunting seasonGroup 2: shorter route, suitable for young children and lead reins.  All riders to be mounted by 10.45am to move off at 11.00am  BBQ / refreshments will be available afterwards  Adults £15   Children (16 years and under) £10  For further details please contact:Rachael Morley 07889 083194 / morley274@btinternet.com to secure your place
    Posted 26 Aug 2017, 03:41 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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