Whitcoombe House Stables is set at the foot of the impressive Lambourn gallops in a peaceful and secluded area of an historic training centre known as The Valley of the Racehorse.

Here we offer first rate facilities both on the gallops and at our stables and have a friendly, experienced team of staff to assist the trainer in giving owners the best chance of an enjoyable and successful racehorse ownership experience.




Jonathan Portman is a hands on horseman with worldwide experience and has been training flat and jumping racehorses since 1998.

Formerly as an amateur rider he rode winners of flat in France and jump races in England. He was also closely involved in the training of point to pointers and Arabians, riding them with great success.

Prior to training, Jonathan was assistant to Breeders Cup winning trainer Jonathan Pease in Chantilly, France and to Derby winning trainer Luca Cumani in Newmarket. He also worked in Australia and the USA.

I’m no poet laureate but it’s a start.. https://t.co/Lu377fO7TY10 hours ago
Business as usual, for now, as string heads back to Whitcoombe Stables. Thanks to my staff for remaining so positive and for now keeping healthy and observing the keep safe protocol. Roll on normal life. https://t.co/XWWUN34tEa4 days ago
RT @LaurenceBellman: Another first season sire. Meet Belafonte (Twilight Son ex Scarlet Royal) an unraced two year old colt learning the ro…6 days ago
RT @gregjames: THIS THIS THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THIS. Please watch and share. Brilliantly and simply put. https://t.co/LAlAvq0jg71 week ago
RT @LaurenceBellman: My second unraced two year old filly by first season sire Mehmas. This is Full Approval (Mehmas ex Drifting Spirit) be…1 week ago
Pretty gloomy Evening News isn’t it. Hang in there All. Stay heathy, stay solvent. I’m off for a bath; only thing there will be to run for a while.2 weeks ago
RT @whattonmanor: Good day for the stud as Speed Vision wins his 5th race in HK and Kommodity Kid wins his maiden @LingfieldPark for @jport3 weeks ago
Good on Kommodity Kid winning ⁦@LingfieldPark⁩ for ⁦@LaurenceBellman⁩. Well ridden PJ Mcdonald. Thanks to the team at home #Whitcoombe winners https://t.co/evE88XOGrE3 weeks ago
RT @coolmorestud: Another first crop winner for Kingston Hill as Kommodity Kid lands the maiden @LingfieldPark for @jportmanracing & Lauren…3 weeks ago

The sight of thoroughbreds strong Still excites the mind and the eye The need remains to look for all things wrong As each fine beast comes…

3 year old gelding Kommodity Kid (Kingston Hill) won a 10f maiden on his third start under jockey PJ Mcdonald for owner Laurence Bellman. Pl…

4 year old gelding Swiss Spirit endured a troubled passage but came on top to win the 8f  feature race of the evening at Kempton under jocke…

If you’re interested in having a horse in training with Jonathan, please get in touch...