Staff

Roy Lerman Roy S. Lerman - Owner
Email: roy@lambholmsouth.com

Roy S. Lerman has been involved in the Thoroughbred business as an owner, breeder and trainer for 35 years.  He owned and operated Lambholm Farm in Middleburg, VA for over 20 years before purchasing the late Allen Paulson’s Ocala-based Brookside Farms South in Florida in the spring of 2000 and renamed the operation Lambholm South.  In early 2005, he purchased Jack Dreyfus’s historic 1,800-acre Hobeau Farm to expand Lambholm South’s holdings.  Roy and the Lambholm South staff are dedicated to providing its clients with the best and most comprehensive services available at Thoroughbred operation.  Roy currently serves on the FTBOA's Board of Directors.  He and his wife Shirley, have one son Ethan, an attorney in Saratoga Springs, NY and Missoula, MT.
Junior Serna Junior Serna - Trainer/General Manager
Email: junior@lambholmsouth.com

Junior Serna is a lifelong horseman who was a successful racetrack trainer prior to moving to Ocala in 1977 and going to work for Murty Farm, which would eventually become the current Lambholm South.  Junior has remained the farm’s trainer throughout the years as it changed hands to become Wooden Horse Stud, Brookside Farms South and now Lambholm South.  It is under his direction that the farm’s training program has produced such national champions as Slew o’Gold, Epitome, Personal Ensign, Flawlessly, Ajina, Escena, Farda Amiga, Azeri, Saint Liam, and Speightstown.  Junior and his wife Marie have two sons and one daughter.
"Junior Class" - Bloodhorse Article on Junior Serna
  Rich Meyers - General Manager
Email: rich@lambholmsouth.com

Rich Meyers began his Thoroughbred career under the tutelage of Elmer Huebeck, Jr. in 1980 at Hobeau Farm. He went on from there to become Yearling and eventual Farm Manager of the very successful Lin-Drake Farm. After 25 years of farm management in Florida and California, Rich has returned to the same farm where he began. As General Manager of Lambholm South he oversees the Weanling, Yearling, and Broodmare Divisions, as well as the Maintenance Department.  Rich and his wife Marta have one son and two daughters.
  Len Blackson - Asst. Trainer

Len Blackson and Junior Serna have been a working team that has spanned more than three decades.  Len worked for Junior on the racetrack and moved to Ocala about the same time. In his capacity as Assistant Trainer, he oversees the early breaking and training of all the horses which go through the farm’s program.  Len and his wife Dorothy have two sons and one daughter.
  Alberto Torres - Asst. Trainer

Alberto Torres’s career in the horse industry began over 25 years ago when he began working for his uncle, veteran horse trainer Mike Hernandez as an exercise rider. He has been with Lambholm in various capacities since 1991 and is currently an Assistant Trainer.  Alberto and his wife Laura have two sons.
Angela Palacios Angela Palacios - Director of Bloodstock Services and Client Relations
Email: ampalacios@lambholmsouth.com

Angela Palacios graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, specializing in Equine Industry, and minoring in Agribusiness Management and Sales. Before coming to Lambholm South in 2007 she worked with many top consignors. Her main duties are handling private and public sales, mating selections, and stallion contracts and bookings.  Angela and her husband Jacob have one daughter and one son.
Ruth Evans Ruth Evans - Administrative Asst.
Email: evanshq@lambholmsouth.com

Ruth Evans has worked for Lambholm since 1997.  Previously a legal secretary, who showed hunters and raises the fastest Jack Russell Terriers in the East, she principally acts as a personal assistant to Roy Lerman and his wife, Shirley.  Ruth is also the farm's go to person in a myriad of areas from travel agent to assistant building engineer.  If there is something that you need to know about the farm, but you are not sure who to contact, contact Ruth.  Ruth has two daughters.
  Vicki Peck - Billing, Payroll, and Human Resources Administrator
Email: vicki@lambholmsouth.com

Vicki Peck handles all of the billing to our clients, processes the payroll for the entire farm and manages Human Resources. She also oversees the health records of all of the horses on the farm, in addition to monitoring all arriving and departing horses.  Vicki is married to Dale.
Ren Carothers Ren Carothers - Social Media

The Thoroughbred horse has been Ren Carother's life-long passion. She was raised on a Thoroughbred farm, which accounts for her keen understanding of pedigree, conformation, and body language. She is still an active owner/breeder, and loves to form handicap the races too. Thankfully, her depth of experience with thoroughbred racing has enabled her to make a career promoting it, working for the nation's premier horse racing network, TVG, along with her husband, longtime anchor/analyst Matt Carothers.
Catarino Alferez Catarino Alferez - In Loving Memory (1955-2014)

Catarino Alferez had been with Lambholm since 1990 and wore many hats.  From exercise rider to broodmare manager, he did it all.  Catarino was truly a jack of all trades and an invaluable member of the Lambholm South team.  He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.  Catarino is survived by his wife Maria and their two daughters and one son.

Shakira  Shakira - In Loving Memory (2003-2015)

Shakira is a New York Bred who joined the Lambholm team in 2003. She keeps the viewing stand in pristine condition and greets clients who come out to watch their horses train. Shakira enjoys watching the horses develop as well as giving young riders pointers.  She oversees training at both the Saratoga Race Course during the summer months and at Lambholm South the rest of the year.  If you've met her she knows you, if not, stop by and introduce yourself.