About Texas Women's Highland Games

Our Purpose:

To increase awareness and involvement of women in the sport of the Highland Games. Promoting a fun, active, family friendly and competitive sport by providing information and resources to all those interested in joining us in our continuing adventures!

Please see our FAQ page for all those burning questions you have about how you participate, what to do, who to talk to and where to go!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Welcome to the beginnings of our adventure! Thanks for joining us. Now, how to introduce you to our strange sport of choice?

First things first;  What is Highland Games? The simplest explanation I have tripped across to date is that they are field events with considerably more weight. My experience has been they are a joy. The events are feats of strength and skill that require you to never take yourself too seriously.  The community of throwers are a welcoming, warm, and ever ready to help you become your best.

The iconic events most commonly seen are Caber, Sheaf, Braemar Stone, Open Stone, Light and Heavy Weights for Distance, Light and Heavy Hammers and Weight Over Bar. These align loosely with shot put, discus and Olympic hammer style throwing. Caber and Sheaf are truly unique events. While the origins of these events are heavily debated, they are always a crowd pleaser, garnering rowdy appreciation from fans.

Now, folks, what questions do you have for us? What topics do you want to have us explore for you? What resources do you need to join in the fun?

Wiki Defines Highland Games

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