We are Kardel Global Partners, the ultimate experience in sourcing, acquiring, and delivering your ideal horse.
Led by former Junior/Amateur Lauren Kardel, we understand the requirements of the US system and
specialize in Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation horses for amateurs and professionals.
Residing in Europe, we constantly connect with trainers and sellers to discover the most suitable equine partners for our clients. We have relationships with providers at every point in the journey, giving you a single, seamless process. Kardel is 100% focused on guiding you through a transparent buying experience. We grant you
access to records, results, and all aspects of the transaction, providing you confidence in your investment.
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LAUREN KARDEL - Owner/Director, Kardel Global Equine
Lauren oversees the entire sourcing and investment process, bringing all of the resources of Kardel Global Partners to its customers. With relationships and connections at every stage, She insures customers enjoy a complete and transparent experience from sourcing to delivery. As a veteran of the American hunter-jumper A Circuit, Lauren has the skills and sensibilities to recognize appropriate and desirable horses for Amateurs and Professionals.
Growing up in California, Lauren began her European career in Belgium riding with Axel Verlooy and world #1 rider Harrie Smolders. She transitioned to sourcing full time and established Kardel Global Equine, earning a reputation for a special eye matching horses with riders and a professional approach. She spent 6 years in Ireland working with Duffy Sporthorses as the American specialist.
Lauren had a larger vision of equine investments – sourcing, starting, and producing high quality horses – and together with James Gilmartin and Kiefer Dawson-Stanley, established Kardel Global Partners and Kardel Global Investments.
Lauren travels home to the US often (with her dog Logan) and when she’s not working with horses she loves talking politics and baking.
JAMES GILMARTIN - Owner, Gilmartin Sporthorses
James is both an agent and producer of top quality horses. His thoughtful approach and many connections results in his expert matching of horses and riders.
Born in Sligo, Ireland James jumped ponies from early childhood. His professional career took off when he moved to Holland to work for Stal Schep, one of the Netherland’s biggest breeding and dealing stables. While based there he competed in the Dutch Championships, the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken and produced breeding stallions for the world stage.
James’ Dutch is so fluent that until people hear him speak English they don’t realize he’s Irish.
KIEFER DAWSON-STANLEY - Owner, KDS Sporthorses
Kiefer brings a vast and well-rounded career to Kardel Global Partners, working in top barns in the US and Europe. He is a rider, agent, and skilled trainer of young and seasoned horses.
Kiefer’s winning touch with Hunters developed during his stint in Florida, where he spent years learning the American way on the elite A-Circuit. Moving back to Europe, he worked at VDL Stud, experiencing the breeding and starting of refined sporthorses from the top riders and producers in the sport. Under the tutelage of mentor, Robert De Vrieds, Kiefer learned the art of buying and selling, developing a keen eye and revealing his passion for matching equine partnerships. His vision became reality with the formation Kardel Global Partners with Lauren and James.
When he’s not buying and selling horses Kiefer has a passion for buying and selling antiques.