​John Cloe

Horse Industry Leader

Greencastle, IN


John Cloe grew up on a farm in Hamilton County, Indiana and exhibited cattle and hogs as a 4-H'er. He obtained a love for horses and competed in rodeos in his early twenties while becoming a master farrier. He has served as the official farrier for the Pan Am Games and the prestigious Point Hunter and Jumper Show.

Most importantly, John is an authentic ambassador for the livestock and horse industries in Indiana and a true leader. John 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, John has assisted not only Indiana, but other state horse industries to organize and conduct successful horse shows and fairs. John and Judy, have managed many of the largest horse shows in the country and have developed privately owned livestock show and sale facilities in central Indiana.

John is a generous and thoughtful leader that is constantly present and encouraging the industry to be better educated and contribute more to the Indiana agricultural and general economy. He was a founding member of the Indiana Farriers' Association, President of the Indiana Horse Council, co-chairman of the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo, an member of the Indiana Farm Bureau Equine Committee, and on the BOAH Equine Advisory Committee. He is a founding and lifetime member of the Quarter Horse Racing Association and has helped to make Indiana one of the premier Quarter Horse Racing programs in the United States.

Congratulations and thank you to John Cloe for your wisdom, innovation, support and leadership provided to the horse industry in Indiana and the United States.

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