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Spend a little (on an APHA membership), save a lot (on a Ram truck)

American Paint Horse owners naturally are attracted to horses—and vehicles—that are strong and trustworthy with the perfect amount of chrome to catch the eye. That’s why we teamed up with APHA Xtras Partner Ram Trucks to provide our members with a great discount on their next purchase of a Ram, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat or Chrysler vehicle.

APHA members can purchase up to two vehicles a year at a preferred price of 1% below factory invoice. Combine that preferred price along with current incentives, and you can save thousands of dollars off the MSRP.

Jacki and Randy Walker of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, recently took advantage of this APHA Xtras discount.

“We live in a mostly wooded area surrounded by Pennsylvania State Game Lands,” said Jacki. “My husband built me a small barn, a small outdoor practice riding ring, and helps maintain a few acres of pasture. He contributes a great deal to my horse habit, although he hasn’t caught the ‘horse bug’ himself.”

A horse lover since she was three, Jacki always wanted an overo Paint, a dream realized 18 years ago when her Quarter Horse mare foaled Incredible Sky Velvet.

“ ‘Sky’ started my obsession with showing Paint Horses at breed-level shows,” Jacki said. “Currently, I own two beautiful Paint Horses: ‘Coda’ (Sonfa Dirty Flirt), a 2017 buckskin overo gelding, and ‘Jade’ (Coosas Velvet Dream), a 2013 solid black mare. Jade is my heart horse—brains and beauty. At my age, one learns to appreciate a steady, trusty horse. She is a willing and fast learner. Coda seems to be following in her footsteps with a great mind and learning ability.”

Hauling precious cargo down the road requires a reliable vehicle you can trust.

“We have owned three RAM trucks starting with a 1998 which was later upgraded to a 2014 RAM 2500 to pull my older-model horse trailer,” Jacki said. “Since I usually travel alone to other states to compete, we wanted a newer model for safety. Shortly after purchasing the 2500 Ram, I upgraded my horse trailer to one with a living quarters, which required a bigger truck.

“Randy likes RAM trucks with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine due to their dependability and towing capacity,” Jacki explained. “Therefore, we purchased a 2018 Ram 3500 Diesel and used the APHA Xtras program.”

The discount, Jacki says, is extremely easy to get.

“I called the phone number, gave my information and they emailed the certificate to me within a day or two. Simple and fast,” she said.

Certificate in hand, they headed over to Bedford Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc. to make their purchase.

“We have dealt with them for years and always have a pleasant experience,” said Jacki. “Kudos to Steve Kachman, our sales consultant at the dealership, who assisted us and found the exact color and extras we wanted. After all, we must color coordinate the truck and trailer, right?”

That one little phone called netted the Walkers big savings.

“We saved $1,023.92 using the APHA Xtras Program when we purchased the 2018 RAM 3500,” Jacki said—not a bad return on her investment of $45 in an APHA membership!

“I would definitely recommend the APHA Xtras Program when purchasing a RAM truck,” she said. “The discount is easily available and saves you money. There are many benefits of being an APHA member and getting involved in your regional clubs and the association.”

Ready to save?

If you haven’t already, click here to join or renew your APHA membership.

  • Step 1: Get out your APHA membership card and call the Ram Rodeo office at (641) 684-6000 The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.  Ask for Emily and state that you are an APHA member and want a control number.
  • Step 2: Emily will generate a control number and send it to you with your letter of authorization.
  • Step 3: Take your control number and letter of authorization along with your APHA membership card—proof of your eligibility—to a participating dealership and request the Affiliate Rewards Preferred Price on the Ram, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat or Chrysler you’ve been dreaming about. It’s that simple.

Go places you never thought possible with Ram trucks and APHA. Find a Ram Rodeo event near you, shop Ram Rodeo Gear online or build your dream truck from the comfort of home at ramrodeo.com.

There are even more benefits to your APHA membership than you might realize. The Ram discount is just one way to save. With APHA Xtras, you can easily recoup the cost of your membership with one transaction with companies you know and trust.

If you haven’t already, click here to join or renew your APHA membership. And take a minute to check out all the APHA Xtras offers. It’s just our way of saying thank you for being an APHA member.

Do you have an APHA Xtras success story to share? We’d love to hear from you! Email Desiree Heath or call her direct line at (817) 222-6404.


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About APHA

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 in 1962. APHA’s mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.