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 travel restrictions, our international competitors will unfortunately not be able to make it to the Hororata Highland Games this year so we will not hold the Oceania Heavyweight Championship. We will have the Hororata Highland Games Championships with four different categories bringing the best athletes in New Zealand for one epic competition.

Hororata Highland Games Heavy Event Infomation 2021

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.

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.


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! There will be no gate sales this year.

Your supporters can purchase tickets online