About the ASHEF

The ASHEF was founded in 2009 to help preserve and promote the Shire Horse.  ASHEF has funded educational seminars about Shire Horses and draft horse care.  ASHEF has also funded a genetic diversity study to perform the first large-scale investigation of genetic diversity in the Shire Horse breed. This project will generate estimates of pedigree relatedness and genetic diversity that are currently unavailable and will provide critical information to assist breeders and registry officials as they make selection and mating decisions that will shape the breed’s future.