Heavy Events

The Heavy Events is all about muscle, strength, athletism, and sheer determination!

Click here to learn more about each heavy discipline.

Hororata Highland Games Heavy Championships

Due to COVID 19 travel restrictions, there has been a change in how the Heavy events will run this year as international competitors won’t be able to come to New Zealand. This means the Oceania Heavyweight Championship will not be run in 2020. Instead, there will be the Men’s and Women’s Hororata Highland Games Championships as well as Men’s and Women’s second division Championships. This is the first year we have had two grades for the female competitors and is a testament to this growing category.  The Heavy events will, as always, be the highlight of the Hororata Highland Games.

Click here for more information on the Heavy competitions for 2020

Competition Rules:

Instructions and technique coaching will be provided in the practice session prior to the competition. Other information can be provided to enable training for the event, please email games@hororata.org.nz

Click here to download a document that outlines the rules of all the Heavy Events at the Hororata Highland Games.

Entries  Open 1st September and close 18th October 2020

Click here to enter online

This event runs wet or fine. We have wet weather contingencies.

Competition details will be emailed to competitors following the closing date. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all entry information.

All competitors will receive a ticket to the event. Remember to purchase your discounted supporters tickets!

Your supporters can purchase tickets online