Competitions and Entry Forms

The Hororata Highland Games is the only event in the South Island to feature all the traditional Scottish Games. The Games are at the heart of this event and great pride is taken in providing a high quality competitive event which competitors and spectators enjoy.

Competitors in the Games can be assured of a high standard of competition with national and international judges. For all Adult events, good prize money is on offer, but the real prizes to be treasured are the stunning Hororata Highland Games medals and champion trophies.

Entries will open 1st September for Hororata Highland Games 11th November 2017 at the Hororata Domain. Secure your place early; in some events numbers are limited.

Hororata is 40 minutes inland from Christchurch. Click here for directions.

The Hororata Highland Games also offers lots of Have A Go events – can you toss a Caber or Sheaf? Try Archery, enter the Kilted Mile or the pie eating competition and try your hand at small bore shooting. Along with 100 market stalls this is a great day out with something for everyone. Click here for the full programme.

Highland Dancing

We offer a wide range of dance categories, Under 6 years to under 16 years categories from novice upwards, including choreographed groups. Entries are now open. Read more

Prime Smoke Pipe Bands

This year we have a full band competition. Entries are now open.  Read more

Solo Piping and Drums

Solo Piping and Side Drumming from novice to grade D, Tenor and Bass Drumming open, intermediate and novice. Entries are now openRead more

Southfuels Tug O’ War

Trophy mens, and mixed categories. Entries are now open. Read more

Highland Spin

A fleece to garment competition where teams of six race to spin and knit a jersey in just six hours. Entries are now openRead more

Gough CAT Heavy Championships

Compete in the traditional Scottish Heavy athletic  events with invitational and amateur and women’s categories, as well as the Farmers Walk. Entries are now openRead more