Mounted War Games XII

Welcome to Mounted War Games XII, the largest equestrian event in the Middle Kingdom! Join us August 31st thru September 4th, 2023 at the Wells County Fairgrounds located at 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton, Indiana.

Facebook Event Link – coming soon!

Hotel Block – We have a hotel block secured at the Comfort Inn in Bluffton.  The hotel is reducing their rate to 120.00 for either a double queen or a single king room. They have a cool new feature – all people have to do click the link below  and they can reserve their space right in the block at the reduced rate, as long as they do so before August 20, 2023.  Attendees can make reservations for individual nights only or the entire weekend at the reduced rate.  Other types of rooms can be secured, as previously, by calling the front desk as  (260) 824-4455.

Site Fees

Adult day trip – $15.00 – members receive $5.00 discount

Adult weekend – $30.00 – members receive $5.00 discount

Youth weekend – $5.00 – Ages 17 to 6, no fee for children under the age of 5

Camping no electric $5.00 per adult per night or $10.00 for the weekend

Camping electric site $20.00 per site

Stall rental weekend – $10.00 / Shavings $8.00 / Hay $8.00

Meal Plan – $65.00 (includes feast) / Feast Saturday Night Only $15.00 / a La Carte meal pricing is available. The meal plan is available for pre-register only and will not be available at the gate.

Menu PDF – coming soon!

Arts & Sciences Activities

Please contact our arts & sciences activities coordinator at Lady Muirenn ingen Fáelchon Uí Clerígh (Carrie Beth Youse) at; if you wish to teach or have any other A&S activity to share at the event.

Merchant Information

If you are interested in merchanting at this event, please contact our Merchant Coordinator: TBD

Staff Directory

List coming soon!

Site Rules

The site is officially Dry, and anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave.
Well-attended above ground fires are permitted, There are permanent on-site fire rings in designated meeting areas.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on site and inside some buildings. By request, dogs unfamiliar with horses are discouraged. One sniff, bark, or lunge can result in a spooked horse. Please keep dogs away from cart horses. Riders and carts will be allowed to patrol the premises on roadways and they have the right-of-way.
Equine Health Requirements
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires all equines being transported into Indiana to have a Coggins dated within 12 months of the event and a traveling health certificate dated within 30 days of the event. For full information, please go to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health website.

Horse etiquette
Warning: Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.
Minors need direct supervision around the horses, please do not allow them to wander in the barns or horse areas without you or another parent/guardian.
Horses are “Fight or Flight” prey animals. If it scares them, they will run. Consider your actions with this in mind.
Whenever possible, please WALK in view of the horses and not directly in front or behind them. Sudden movements or flapping objects can look very scary to horses.
Always ask the owner if you may approach or touch a horse.
If the horses ears are forward=happy or scared, ears pinned back=angry, ears twitching=listening
Never feed a horse without permission; your fingers look like tasty carrots, also they may be on a special diet.
Site Amenities – Main building includes restrooms (handicap accessible) and air conditioning. The shower house is hard wall building located in the middle of the grounds, it also has restrooms. Primitive and electrical hook-up camping spaces available. The barns have a total of 72 open air covered stalls that are 8’x10′. There are outside water spigots thru out the grounds and around the barns.


Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

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