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Trillium Gracile Farm

Trillium Gracile Farm is part of the extensive Lunanhill estate, home of the Earl of Lunanhill. The estate touches the northern side of Kirriemuir and extends into the hills.

This is the model farm where generations of the family have indulged in their agricultural hobbies. The farm boasts a cattery, kennels, gardens, fields, and of course, a large and well-appointed stable complex.

The late Lord Lunanhill took a fancy to the farm house and had it enlarged and modernized; the result is a graceful building much in harmony with the surrounding structures. The current Lord Lunanhill continues to make Trillium Gracile House his primary dwelling.

As they are neighbours, a friendly relationship has always existed between Farfrae Farm and the Lunanhill family and there is much discourse between the residents of both farms.


Horses

Trillium Gracile Hadrian Augustus Denarius

Percheron Stallion

Hadrian Augustus recently joined the farm after the previous stallion passed away due to colic complications.

Hadrian is of French breeding and was a champion prize winner on the continent. Lord Lunanhill is hoping for great things from him.

(Suffolk Punch mold with straightened headset)

Trillium Gracile Claudia Octavia Aurelia

Percheron Mare

Claudian Octavia was bred by the late Lord Lunanhill, and descends from stock bred by the previous holders of the title.

She is slated to be bred to Hadrian Augustus later this year.

(Unaltered Suffolk Punch mold)

Trillium Gracile Heartless Gravity

Highland Pony Mare

It is practically mandatory for a Scottish estate to keep at least one Highland Pony.

Heartless frequently accompanies Lord Lunanhill on hunts in the near-by hills and is a popular mount for visitors.

(Standing Highland Pony mold altered to trotting position)

Trillium Gracile Bold Odyssey

British Spotted x Fell Pony Gelding

Oddy is practically Scottish as he came from a small farm right over the border near Catlowdy.

His sire was a Fell pony and his dam was a British Spotted Pony, and though he looks cute, Oddy has a wicked temper.

Bold Odyssey was a given to Lord Lunanhill as a foal by a great-aunt on his Lordship's thirteenth birthday and has grown into a very temperamental four year old.

(Fell mold with an altered head)

Trillium Gracile Eskarina

Chincoteague x Thoroughbred Mare

Our neighbours at Farfrae farm imported a small herd of Chincoteague Ponies around ten years ago, or so; we liked the breed so much that we experimented with crossing a few of the mares with a local Thoroughbred stallion. The foals have been, on the whole, what we hoped.

Eskarina inherited more of her sire's body type, being lighter, leaner, and taller than the standard Chincoteague, though she has all of her dam's colour. She inherited all her sire's fire, though she has a generally sweet disposition.

(Foundation Marwari mold, #EQ09 04MW)

Trillium Gracile Greebo

Chincoteague x Thoroughbred Gelding

Greebo is a half-sibling to Eskarina, with them sharing the same sire.

He is much more like his Chincoteague dam, being on the small, chunky, and placid side. He is all pony in that he will do anything for food.

(Foundation Show Hunter Pony mold)

Trillium Gracile Cori Celesti

Welsh B Gelding

Cori was young Lord Lunanhill's childhood show pony. The Welsh Pony is a brilliant jumper for his size, and always an elegant mover in the flat classes.

While he looks like he's made of angel feathers, he's a right little sod with a wicked temper. Just the thing for training young riders in resourcefulness and patience.

(Foundation Tersk mold, #EQ09 17TK)

Trillium Gracile Agi Hammerthief

Welsh C x Irish Draught Gelding

Agi was bought in from a west coast farm near Portpatrick. He has the delightful temperment one would expect from such a cross, and is solid and sturdy to boot.

(Foundation Sorraia mold)

Trillium Gracile Night Watch

Welsh C x Thoroughbred Gelding

When looking for riding ponies, we tend to look for the heavier Welsh crosses as they usually have a pleasant disposition and a hardy constitution. Night Watch is no exception to this rule.

He's excellent out on hacks and a successful show pony, too. He's small enough not to be too intimidating for novice riders, but big enough to handle most adults.

(Foundation Polo Pony mold)

Trillium Gracile Shoukichi

Miniature Horse Gelding

Shoukichi came all the way from a Miniature Horse stud in Texas and quickly settled in to a life as a spoiled pony on the farm.

He is an absolute brat and the terror of the farm dogs and staff.

(Falabella mold)

Trillium Gracile Northallerton Pippin

Welsh C x Irish Draught Gelding

Pippin was purchased as a nice little hack for some of the more advanced riders amongst the visitors to the farm.

(Foundation Connemara mold)

Trillium Gracile Paddington

Cob Stallion

Lord Lunanhill decided he would like to start a nice line of cobs, so he purchased Paddington as his foundation stallion.

Paddington has a lovely personality, as sturdy build, and flashy markings. He has already sired one foal this year.

(Foundation Gypsy Vanner mold)

Trillium Gracile Miz Liz

Grade Filly

Miz Liz is the first foal of Eskarina and Paddington.

(Foundation Morgan Yearling mold)


Pets

Trillium Gracile Knutsford

The late Lady Lunanhill had two passions in life, English Bulldogs and Siamese cats; she bred and exhibited both.

Knutsford was her darling hope for the 2012 show circuit, but after several disgraceful attempts at exhibition, he was slated to be sold after all efforts to train him to not wee on the judge's leg failed.

Young Lord Lunanhill plead Knut's cause and got him to stay on as a pet. He's a loveable and fun-loving dog and as long as nobody says "Crufts" in his presence, all is right in his world.

(Bulldog mold)

Trillium Gracile Lizard Apocalypse

Lizard was originally christened Lord Mountebank Gemsworth Kensington of Ambleford the Third, but the name must not have agreed with him as he quickly became an unholy terror in the cattery and was demoted to house cat after mauling one of the prime show hopefuls.

He was renamed after an unfortunate massacre of the American Anole population in the conservatory.

(Standing Cat mold)

Trillium Gracile Lieutenant Beef

In contrast to the aristocratic Lizard, Lieutenant Beef is of a less distinguished background, and is a much nicer cat for it.

Beef keeps the stables clear of rats and mice and only rarely bothers the birds - there's this one pair of robins who insist in making their nest in a low bush...every year.

(Standing Cat mold)

Trillium Gracile Jingo

Jingo is the brother of Lieutenant Beef and is many ways his complete opposite.

He rarely leaves the house and won't eat anything unless it's been properly cleaned, processed, and cooked.

(Standing Cat mold)

Trillium Gracile Caddam

Caddam and his brother Callum belong to Lady Ewart-Dunn, a resident aunt of Lord Lunanhill. Despite being shamefully spoiled by their mistress, both brothers are delightfully sweet and generally well-behaved dogs.

Caddam's only vice is the occasional urge to dig in the tulip beds and to track muddy pawprints thorough the kitchen

(Dachshund mold)

Trillium Gracile Callum

Like Caddam, Callum is a laid-back and friendly animal. He loves to play fetch with the stable boys even though his mistress tries to curb this rather plebeian fancy.

Callum has even brought home a few ribbons after being hauled along to some shows by the late Lady Lunanhill. He much prefers a soft rug and a warm fire to the hustle and bustle of the show circuit.

(Dachshund mold)

Trillium Gracile Milkweed & Opium

This pair of rabbits are the ultimate jailbreak team. No rabbit hutch can hold them, so Lord Lunanhill resigned himself to the inevitable and they now have free run of the east garden.

They forage for much of their food, but are also provided with full food and water dishes and a cosy ground-level hutch which is always left unlocked. These concessions are much appreciated during inclement weather.

Though they live the wild life, they're still quite friendly and will greet visitors to their garden with a sniff and demands for pets.

(Named after two latex producing plants. Sitting and Lying Rabbit molds)

Trillium Gracile Pendergast

Pren is from a long line of champion sheep dogs, but unfortunately, he's terrified of sheep.

He lives a happy, sheep-free, life lounging around the stable yard and following along on all the hacks.

(Collie Mold)

Trillium Gracile Wintersmith

Wintersmith is the stable guard dog. He attends all the shows and makes sure the unwashed public keep a respectful distance from the horsebox.

He takes his job very seriously and absolutely refuses to sleep anywhere other than under the horsebox, whether he's at home or at a show.

(German Shepherd Mold)


People

Evan Stewart-Sterling, Earl of Lunanhill

Young Evan, the current and very recent Lord Lunanhill, spends much of his time at Trillium Gracile Farm.

His Lordship is an avid horseman who delights in extremes, so individuals of very large or very small breeds are generally seen on the farm.

Lord Lunanhill is continuing the tradition of keeping a small, but very select stud of Percheron horses, and he keeps a few ponies for the amusement of his guests and himself.