About Us

This unique event is best described as a traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi twist. The competitions are at the heart of the event and the Games are the only event in the South Island that offers all the traditional Scottish competitions.

The Hororata Highland Games were established as the main fundraising focus for the Hororata Community Trust, established to help rebuild and promote the community after the September 2010 earthquake. Here you can find out more about who we are, what we do, who supports us and how you can help.

The Hororata Highland Games

The Hororata Highland Games is the Trust’s premier event attracting 8000- 10,500 people annually. The event is held the Saturday before Canterbury Anniversary each year. This year the Games will be held 6th November 2021. Read more


Frequently Asked Questions. Read more

Our Partners

The Hororata Highland Games is made possible by the support of a number of key partners. Read more

The Hororata Community Trust

The purpose of the trust is to help build up the community and give residents in and around Hororata reason to be proud, once again of where they live. Read more

The Tartan Club

The Tartan Club is the patrons’ club of the Hororata Community Trust. Read more


The most recent updates on the Games including your chance to win with our regular fun competitions leading up the event. Read more.