International Champagne Horse Registry



Little Nikita

A rare Classic Champagne Grulla mare (Classic Dun)

 overview, though washed out by late afternoon sunlight

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 nikki_head_ears.jpg (22687 bytes) pretty little head, mane frosting, sharply outlined ears, pink, freckled skin

 nikki_rear.jpg (26806 bytes) a peek of the pink skin under-tail plus lots of leg stripes!

 nikki_head.jpg (24931 bytes) unmistakable freckling on muzzle & around eye (champagne trait)

 nikki_eye&dorsal.jpg (21583 bytes) initial peek at her stunning dorsal stripe

 nikki_body_stripe.jpg (26115 bytes) shoulder and neck barring

 nikki_butt.jpg (70475 bytes) dorsal, overall coloring (washed out by sun)

 nikki_legs_muzzle.jpg (24429 bytes)  rear and fore leg striping was very visible to the naked eye in her stall.  Low light caused show shutter speed, blurring.  I was too excited to wait for an outdoor shot!  She has no true black on her; her markings and points are dark brown.

nikki_belly.jpg (39906 bytes) When I see her again I'll look to see if these were actually some kind of dun markings.  I didn't notice them in person when I took the photos.
Nikki lives in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is believed to be a grade QH mare. Her owner is Ruth Lewis, who also lives in the area.  She was going to provide us with new photos, and was planning to try to find out more about Nikki's past, but last I heard she hadn't, and I've los touch with her.  So far, all she knows is that she had a Palomino brother.  Perhaps he's a Gold champagne...




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