by Irene Stamatelakys
If you are spending more time on barn chores than riding your Paint—and let’s be honest, who isn’t?—then we have just the solution. Put your APHA membership and APHA Xtras to work for you. Leverage your $45* investment into hundreds of dollars of savings on John Deere equipment to make horsekeeping a breeze and free up more time to enjoy your chromed-out equine companion.
In fact, APHA Xtras save members well over $100,000 on John Deere products every year. Take, for example, Jackie and Dave Weatherman, lifetime APHA members from Berthoud, Colorado, who breed and show world champion halter horses.
“We own a small ranch in beautiful Colorado with our retired halter horses,” said Jackie. “We want the best and feel John Deere provides that.”
So the Weathermans tapped into the APHA Xtras program and saved nearly $1,000 when they recently purchased a John Deere Z535 mower and HPX Gator from 4Rivers Equipment.
“We use our Gator HPX815 for spraying, tilling and pulling our manure spreader and the snow plow for clearing our roads,” said Jackie.
How hard was it to save with APHA Xtras?
“It was super easy,” Jackie recalled. “Our rep at 4Rivers contacted John Deere, and it was a done deal.”
Jackie says this was their third John Deere purchase, and she would recommend APHA Xtras to her friends and family.
“Absolutely!” said Jackie. “Who doesn’t like to save money?”
Ready to save? All you need is your APHA membership card which gives you special access to John Deere’s Greenfleet Program. Along with the valuable equipment discounts members have already been privy to, members are now eligible for special parts savings, Home & Workshop Products discounts, and other members-only promotions.
APHA members will automatically qualify by registering at JohnDeere.com/Equine Members will have access to the following benefits:
- Equipment Discounts – Special equine discounts on everything from mowers and tractors to Gator™ Utility Vehicles and hay equipment
- Parts Savings – Money-saving parts coupons and offers via email to help keep your equipment at its best
- Home & Workshop Product Discounts – A 10 percent discount off MSRP via email on eligible John Deere tools and workshop equipment such as: air compressors, generators and pressure washers
- Exclusive Member Promotions – New exclusive offers and promotions delivered to your inbox from GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards, along with insider tips for enhancing your equipment experience
To register, APHA members should visit JohnDeere.com/Equine, or call 877-462-2294. Once the registration is complete, members can receive their Equine Vouchers and instantly access program benefits. Members can easily purchase online at JohnDeere.com/BuyOnline or by visiting a local John Deere dealer.
* Based on the one-year membership fee of $45.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.