Have A Go

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

 

Cerberus Strenght Have A Go Arena

Don’t miss The Cerberus Strength Sand Bag Challenge at 11am 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 Strenght Sandbag challenge for yourself – a timed event where you have to lift five weights onto drums. Weights range from 10kg- 25kg.

Registration:

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

Entry Fees:

Free entry!

CMG Motors Vehicle Pull

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 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
Two categories – male and female

Entry Fees:

Free entry!

Prizes:

Hororata Highland Games Medals

Archery

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 (www.newzengland.co.nz). 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.

Hororata Pie Eating Competition

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 1.15pm on the Duncan Cotterill Stage; it is a great spectacle not to be missed.

Registration:

Register by 12:30pm at the Hororata Pie Cart

Competition:

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

Entry Fees:

Free entry!

Have A Go Drums!

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

Entry Fees:

Free entry!

Small Bore Rifle Shooting

Ever tried target shooting in a fair ground 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 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Hororata Rifle Club stall (see map)

Entry Fees:

$10.00 to Have A Go

The Selwyn Times Kilted Mile

The Kilted Mile is a traditional event in Scottish Games as an alternative to the Heavy Events for the more fleet footed.

Starting on the racetrack competitors will race over a mile, completing different obstacles/challenges along the course, looping back around to finish in front of the enthusiastic crowd. Challenges include eating the famous Hororata Pie, delicately consuming the traditional drink and completing a few fun obstacles before going over the line in front of a huge crowd.

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Harraways Junior Warriors

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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