Highland Spin

The Bayleys  Highland Spin is a fleece to garment challenge where each team race to  knit a child’s jersey in six hours, 30 minutes from a fleece straight from a sheep’s back.

Click here to view the video of 2015 inaugural Highland Spin.

The Highland Spin marquee buzzed all day with a large crowd gathering to watch the teams, an M/C kept them informed with progress. In the Highland Spin marquee spectators also get up close and personal with sheep as they are shorn, get sample of wool and try their hand at spinning. For competitors and spectators alike the Highland Spin is an exciting competition.

New for 2018 – head to the Highland Spin marquee for the Bayleys Highland Auction. This will be a for a fun, fast-paced auction with Bayley’s auctioneer Conor Patton. There are three great items to go under the hammer, which will be on display prior to the auction for potential bidders to browse and make their selection.  All proceeds go towards the new Hororata Community Centre fund.  The auction will be held at 1pm. Click here to view auction items.


  • Competition to be held as a feature event at the Hororata Highland Games 10th November at the Hororata Domain
  • Teams of six members race to complete a child’s jersey from fleece to garment within six hours, 30 minutes
  • Fleece provided
  • Entry Fee $30.00 per team (includes entry to the Games)
  • Hand crafted winner’s trophy and spot prizes to be won
  • Number of teams will be limited

Entries open 1st September 2018. Entries close 23rd October 2018.

Click here to download the entry form.

Get your team together, dust off the wheels and spin to win at this exciting event.

Remember to get your discounted supporters tickets!

Your supporters can purchase tickets online at a discounted rate.