HIGHLAND GAMES

Have a go!

Get off the side-line at the Hororata Highland Games and Have A Go! There is something for everyone to try!

What’s on

Have A Go Events

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Don’t miss The Cerberus Strength Sand Bag Challenge at 11 am in the arena! The warm-up to the might Hororata Stones.

Test your strength and athleticism in the Have A Go arena. Try out the Lonza Lightweight Farmers Walk, Toss a Caber, or Sheaf. Try the Cerberus Strength Sandbag challenge for yourself – a timed event where you have to lift five weights onto drums. Weights range from 10kg- 25kg.

Registration

9.30 am- 3.30 pm at the Have A Go arena, register once for all four activities

Free entry!

The CMG Motors Vehicle Pull consists of pulling a Ute and trailer from start to finish. This event has both male and female categories and gives any team of up to 5, whether it be you and your friends, your family, your gym or your sports team, the chance to win beautiful Hororata Highland Games Medals. Entry for this event is on the day, with all of your members being over 12 years of age and push yourself to the limit!

Registration

Register on the day at the registration desk on the race track.

Competition

Teams of 5 competitors, over the age of 12, make as many attempts as possible between 12.30 pm – and 2.30 pm.
Two categories – male and female

Free entry!

Prizes

Hororata Highland Games Medals

Archery is part of the fabric of Scottish history, being the main weapon for the great historic battles and an essential part of day to day life as a hunting tool. Today, Archery is known as a sport. However, many people have never had the chance to experience shooting with a bow and arrow.

At the Hororata Highland Games, you will have the chance to give Archery a go thanks to NEWZENGLAND. Get the bulls-eye in your sights and then let rip with your arrow and watch it as it torpedoes towards its target. Compete with your friends to see who is the best shot, or simply work on improving your own precision.

Even if you’ve never picked up a bow and arrow before, you’ll love this chance to try out one of the world’s oldest sports. Open to all ages. You will get expert instruction on how to use the bow safely and some tips on how to get a bulls-eye!

Registration:

No registration required, just go to the Archery arena between 9.30am and 3.30pm to have a go.

Entry Fees:

$5.00 per 5 arrows.

Do you have the gall to take on the Legend? Then the Hororata Pie eating competition is for you.  Consume as many of the legendary Hororata Pies as you can in a set time to win. The Hororata Pie eating competition will take place at 1.15 pm on the Duncan Cotterill Stage; it is a great spectacle not to be missed.

Registration

Register by 12:30 pm at the Hororata Pie Cart

Competition

Consume as many Hororata Pies as you can in a set time to win. The competition will take place at 1:15 pm on the Duncan Cotterill stage.

Free entry!

Have you ever tried to make those drums go rat a tat tat? This is your chance to make plenty of noise!

Registration

Running all day near the pipe band arena

Free entry!

Ever tried target shooting in a fairground and wanted to have a go for real? Well, this is your chance. The Hororata Small Bore Rifle Club is opening the doors to their rifle range located right on the Hororata Domain. Have A Go for $10.00 or enter the Hororata Highland Games Small Bore Shooting competition for $15.00.

Registration

Open from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Hororata Rifle Club stall

Entry Fees

$10.00 to Have A Go

Primary school-age children can Have A Go at the traditional Scottish Highland athletics including Caber Toss, Haggis Hurl, and Farmers Walk. Compete as a school team or Have A Go as an individual.

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tug o’ war

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