USEF Drug Testing and Research Lab will relocate to Coldstream Research Campus

LEXINGTON, KY (April 5, 2010) — The drug testing and research lab for the United States Equestrian Federation will relocate from Ithaca, N.Y. to UK's Coldstream Research Campus by the end of the year. According to UK Vice President for Commercialization & Economic Development Len Heller, "USEF will move their research and testing operations into a re-fitted, 7,500 sq. ft. lab space in the Kentucky Technology Center complex at Coldstream called the mini campus."


The USEF is headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park and drug tests and licenses equestrian competitions of all levels across the country, in addition to training, selecting and funding the U.S. Equestrian Team. "The decision to bring the lab to Lexington has to do with many things including being headquartered here, but it also has to do with being part of the legacy of the World Equestrian Games this fall," says USEF CEO John Long.


The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25 to October 10. The new USEF testing lab at Coldstream Research Campus is anticipated to bring 12 jobs paying an average $26 an hour including benefits.