(Editor’s Note: The following script was read during the Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary’s Merit Award presentation.)

Each year the Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary presents its merit award to someone who is actively helping the walking horse industry. This year, that award is presented to Congressman Scott DesJarlais. 

DesJarlais was elected to represent Tennessee’s fourth district in 2010. Listening to the people in his area, DesJarlais began taking interest in the walking horse industry and the government over-reach that was occurring.

He has continued to intently listen to the concerns of the industry and help bridge the gap between the government and the walking horse industry.

This award is just a small token of appreciation to Congressman DesJarlais for his service to the walking horse industry, the state of Tennessee, and the country as a whole.