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Hooves, paws, claws—get insurance for all from APHA Xtras Partners Markel and PetFirst

Time and time again, APHA members have shown how deeply they care for their four-legged family members—especially cats, dogs and, of course, their Paint Horses. It’s for this very reason that the association has partnered with two exceptional insurance companies to offer members discounted rates and savings through the APHA’s Xtras Program.


A longtime APHA corporate partner, Markel is an insurer you can trust to be there when the going gets tough—and that’s exactly what you need for your Paints. With more than 50 years of experience insuring horses and equine businesses, you can count on Markel to be around for the long haul.

Just like you, Markel’s agents are horse enthusiasts who only want the best for you and your horse. They focus on protecting your Western lifestyle, including your horses, home, barn, tack and equipment. Markel offers a wide variety of coverage, including:

  • Horse mortality
  • Private horse owner liability
  • Horse farm packages
  • Instructors and trainers
  • Commercial equine liability
  • Therapeutic riding
  • Horse clubs and associations
  • Show animal clubs
  • Farrier liability
Markel offers a 10% member association credit when you purchase a Commercial Equine Liability or Equi-Farm policy.

Call (909) 938-3008 to speak with Markel Representative Diane Paris or email her at [email protected].

PetFirst Pet Insurance

This Xtras Partner offers a pet insurance plan for every family. Plans are available for dogs and cats of all ages and breeds, offering up to 90% reimbursement of veterinary expenses.

Securing a pet insurance policy for your pet is fast and easy with PetFirst, with no veterinary exam required. And, if you’re like most horse owners and have more than one pet, you’ll love this. PetFirst is the only pet insurance company that allows up to three pets to share coverage under one plan, saving you around 30% on premium costs.

PetFirst Pet Insurance offers:

  • Up to 90% back of money spent on veterinary bills
  • Coverage for dogs and cats of all ages and breeds
  • No initial exam required for coverage
  • Accident coverage starts next day and illness coverage starts 14 days later
  • Lifetime plans cover breed-specific, congenital and hereditary conditions
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
APHA members receive a 10% group discount on all pet insurance plans.

Visit PetFirst Pet Insurance online or call (844) 229-2061. Remember to mention your APHA membership to receive the discount.

Every purchase through APHA Xtras partners keeps cash in your pocket while also supporting APHA and the breed you love. Using these member discounts just one time can help you recoup the cost of your APHA membership. Imagine how much you can save all year long!


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.

About APHA Xtras

APHA Xtras reward you for being an APHA member by saving you money on products and services from companies you know and trust. From John Deere tractors to Sherwin-Williams paint for your home or farm, the discounts are deep with APHA Xtras. Use APHA Xtras for yourself, your business, your Paint Horse club or more.