Highland Spin

The 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 hums all day with a large crowd gathering to watch the teams, an M/C kept everyone 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.


  • Competition to be held as a feature event at the Hororata Highland Games 9th 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)
  • Handcrafted winner’s trophy and spot prizes to be won including best turned out Tartan Team
  • Number of teams will be limited

Entries open now. Entries close 28th October 2019.

Click here for the Highland Spin Entry Form 2019

Entry form coming soon. Email games@hororata.org.nz to register your interest.

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.