Champagne is a color breed. Champagnes have dilute colored skin, eyes and hair coat. They have characteristic darker freckles, and are born with bright blue eyes. Breeds that have champagne colored horses are the Quarter Horse, Paint, Appaloosa, Saddlebred, Tennessee Walker, Missouri Fox Trotter, American Cream Draft, Miniature Horse, and some mixed breeds.
The average height of a Champagne horse varies dramatically based on the primary breed.
Champagne colors include: gold, amber, and classic.
The Champagne horse will favor the conformation of whatever it’s primary breed is.
The color can be traced back to the 1800’s, and appears to have originated in gaited saddle stock.