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Competition Fierce For 2002 Sooner Trailer All-Around Amateur And Superhorse Contenders Competition is already heating up for the 2002 American Quarter Horse Association Sooner Trailer All-Around Amateur and Superhorse contests, held annually at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Scheduled for November 9-23, the AQHA World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horses around the world offering world championship titles in 86 classes from roping to jumping and prize money totaling more than $2.3 million. This year's Sooner Trailer All-Around Amateur competition will focus on 53 exhibitors one of the largest number of contenders ever recorded for this contest. The Sooner Trailer All-Around Amateur Award goes to the top amateur horse and rider entered in three or more events during the AQHA World Championship Show. Also featuring one of the largest number of contenders is the Sooner Trailer Superhorse Award. Equivalent to the Most Valuable Player Award for the Super Bowl, the Superhorse Award recognizes the most versatile horse competing in three or more events during the AQHA World Championship Show. The elegant Superhorse trophy is awarded to the all-around American Quarter Horse in the open division of the World Show. Being one of the highest honors bestowed by AQHA, the race for Superhorse is fierce. It pits top horses and riders in an incredible match of skill, knowledge and endurance. This year, 37 horses will vie for the Superhorse title. 2002 AQHA World Championship Show Quick Facts: Entries: 3,699; Amateur: 1,508; Amateur Select: 264 (competitors age 50 and older); Open: 2,191. Largest Classes: Largest amateur halter class: weanling fillies - 43. Largest amateur performance class: team penning - 45 teams. Largest open halter class: yearling mares - 45. Largest open performance class: team penning - 62 teams. Number of horses: 2,308; total purse: $2,352,400.
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