Event Canceled

The Hororata Community Trust has made the difficult decision to cancel the 11th Hororata Highland Games planned for the 6th of November 2021. The Hororata Highland Games is a significant outdoor event attracting around 10,000 people annually, and can only operate in alert level 1. Any competitors who have paid will be automatically refunded to the credit card they paid with. This could take 7 working days to show in your account.


The Hororata Highland Games see 500 competitors in Scottish events including; heavy events, highland dancing, solo piping and drumming, Tug O’ War and pipe band competitions. All surrounded by a festival offering a rich tapestry of culture and tastings.

Entries are open for the 11th Hororata Highland Games to be held on 6th November 2021 at the Hororata Domain. 

Highland Dancing

The Hororata Highland Games hosts New Zealand’s biggest one day Highland Dancing competition. Competitors can compete in over 30 categories, including South Island and Canterbury West Coast Championships.  Read more

Heavy Championships

Strongmen and women test their athleticism, strength and skill in the traditional Highland Games Heavy events. The Heavy Events run the entire day in the centre arena and are a spectacle not to be missed.  Read more

Harraways Junior Warriors

Kids aged between 8 and 14 years old compete in the light version of the Highland Games strength events. Enter in teams of four or simply have a go on the day. Read more

Pipe Bands

The Pipe Bands take to the Piping and Drumming arena in the afternoon to perform for the judges then combine in the heart-pounding massed bands.   Read more

Solo Piping and Drums

The morning programme sees Solo Piping and Side Drumming from novice to grade D, Tenor and Bass Drumming open, intermediate and novice compete in the Piping and Drumming arena. Read more

Southfuels Tug O’ War

The ultimate team competition that takes grit and determination to out power the opposing team. Get your team together now and be in to win a $1000.00 prize package. Mixed, Men’s and Kids categories.   Read more

Have A Go on the Day

The Hororata Highland Games also offers lots of Have A Go events – can you toss a Caber or Sheaf? Try Archery, race the Kilted Mile or the pie eating competition, and try your hand at small bore shooting. You can enter all on the day.  Read more