270 amateur cowboys and cowgirls are set to compete in Nanton this weekend.
Highwood rodeo series organizer Robert Robinson says he did have trouble coming up with roughstock riders at first.
Robinson says it's hard to say why but there's alway a lot of events on in the summer.
"From what I hear there's lots of highschool rodeos going on the States and lots of other rodeos going on that day so they have lots of rodeo to go to so they pick the better ones and go from there I guess."
The slack goes at the Nanton rodeo grounds at nine o'clock Sunday with the rodeo starting at noon.