Get off the side line at the Hororata Highland Games and Have A Go! There is something for every one to try!
Have A Go Arena
Test your strength and athleticism in the Have A Go arena. Try out the Zelam Lighweight Farmers Walk, Toss a Caber or Sheaf. Try the Hororata Stones – a timed event where you have to lift five weights (stones) onto drums. Weights range from 10kg- 25kg.
9.30am- 3.30pm at the Have A Go arena, register once for all four activities
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 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, simply pay $10 per attempt, with all your members being over 16 years of age and push yourself to the limit!
Register on the day at the registration desk on the race track.
Teams of 5 competitors, over 16, make as many attempts as possible over the course of the day.
Two categories – male and female
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 (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!
No registration required, just go to the Archery arena between 9.30am and 3.30pm to have a go.
$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.
Register by 12:30pm at the Hororata Pie Cart
Consume as many Hororata Pies as you can in a set time to win. Competition will take place at 1:30pm on the Duncan Cotterill stage.
Have A Go Bagpipes!
Have you ever tried to hold a note on the bagpipes? This is your chance. We have had some pipes donated by McCallum Bagpipes in Scotland especially for this event. Come and test your lungs! We promise it is hygienic.
Running all day near the pipe band arena
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.
Open from 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Hororata Rifle Club stall (see map)
$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.
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.