Welcome to the one and only original “champagnehorses” website!!
Here you will find pages and pages full of information about the Champagne dilution gene and it’s beautiful shades of color! If I do say so myself, this continues to be one of the most complete collections of information in regards to the Champagne color on the web, having been in constant growth since 1998! Please book mark this site and return if you have questions or to see what’s new!
This website is designed to reach out to others that are interested in Champagne horses and the effects of the Champagne dilution gene…I continue to update the web pages with new photos of the different variations of Champagne as people send them to me!
This site is one of the most commonly quoted sources of information on the Equine Champagne Color Gene in the world!
Champagne Horses (and horse genetics) are simply a personal interest of mine – These website designs have always been my own original designs (constantly evolving) and all of the text and descriptions that aren’t otherwise credited were written by me throughout the past years that I’ve been studying the Champagne gene – starting in 1996 when I was given a lovely, elderly Amber Champagne mare. It’s a labor of love, and a continuing passion of mine!
The horse in the photo above is “Spaarkle Plenty KpM” – my 3rd generation of Amber Champagne, and the first 3rd generation horse of my breeding program as well! Spaarkle is a 2000 filly sired by “Khalvin Khlein KpM” – the FIRST horse registered as a Champagne with the International Arabian Horse Association (now AHA)! I lobbied for nearly a year to convince IAHA to change their color choices to add Champagne as a color option, and they finally did! Spaarkle is also registered as a Champagne with the IAHA.
Khalvin now stands in Germany with his new owner, and Spaarkle is currently his only foal in the US. She lives with us here at KpM Cornerstone Arabians, along with her grandsire (the sire of Khalvin); Khornerstone KpM.
I hope you enjoy these pages about Champagnes!
– Karen Malcor-Chapman