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Greencastle man inducted into Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame

Monday, September 27, 2010

Greencastle resident John Cloe (third from left) was recently recognized as an inductee into the Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame. Pictured (left to right) are Duane McDavitt, John's sponsor; Cloe; Bob Benson, a member of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Committee and Charles Hibberd, a representative of Purdue University and director of the Indiana State Fair. Contributed photo
John Cloe of Greencastle is one of the newest inductees of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame (ILBHF) as a leader in the horse industry in Indiana.

Cloe was inducted at the Indiana State Fair along with two other livestock breeders. The ILBHF is operated in association with Purdue University.

Cloe grew up in Hamilton County and exhibited cattle and hogs for 4-H. He began competing in rodeos in his early 20s while becoming a master farrier. He has served as the official farrier for the Pan Am Games and the Trader's Hunter and Jumper Show.

Cloe is now retired from the farrier business after nearly 35 years of taking care of horse's feet.

Cloe is an ambassador for the livestock and horse industries in Indiana and a true leader. Cloe has always been involved and is the entrepreneur and driver of innovation for better infrastructure in unifying the diverse horse industry.

As an innovator and nationally respected equine professional, Cloe has assisted Indiana and other states' horse industries organize and conduct successful horse shows and fairs in around 15 states. Cloe and his wife Judith have managed some of the largest horse shows across the country over the last 25 years.

Cloe is a generous and thoughtful leader who is constantly present and encouraging the industry to be better educated and contribute more to the Indiana agricultural economy and the general economy.

He was a founding member of the Indiana Farrier's Association, president of the Indiana Horse Council, chairman of the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo and is on the Indiana Board of Health Equine Advisory Committee.

He is a past president of the Indiana Quarter Horse Association and board member for more than 20 years. Cloe is a founding and lifetime member of the Indiana Quarter Horse Racing Association and has helped to make Indiana one of the premier quarter horse racing venues in the United States.

Cloe operates Equine Promotions, Inc. from Putnam County with his wife. They operate and manage events in Indiana, Oregon and Kansas.

The Indiana Breeders Livestock Hall of Fame inductee was congratulated for his wisdom, innovation, support and leadership he has provided to the horse industry in Indiana and the United States.

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