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.

Probably not the best advert for the sire but hey ho! https://t.co/FRh1D3sQHP4 days ago
RT @bpowell13: Weather was lovely, so turned him out in back paddock, not sure how he managed to get on the roof though 😂#happyhorse https:…1 week ago
RT @PFNicholls: @benbrainvet @festivalracing Interesting comments from a very knowledgable and experienced vet1 week ago
RT @MrAlfredGarnett: Your killjoy PC Brigade ponces have completely naffed up British telly comedy. So here's Dick Emery to show the misera…1 week ago
RT @HiggsonHorses: I think we have our new project @LCWbyerley , new Racing Club, new filly #moneta #byerleyracingclub #watchthisspace htt…2 weeks ago
Got to ⁦@LingfieldPark⁩ . Now just need to win and get home safely. First runner 2019. https://t.co/JL1zkG1GUX3 weeks ago
RT @DavidCrosse: My car was a Snow Go so I’m driving @jportmanracing horses racing now and hopefully we will get there for a Winner and for…3 weeks ago
RT @thelambournta: Today’s Lambourn runners, if they can get out of the village are now online at https://t.co/BvqjSn9NnY WOLVERHAMPTON 🏇…3 weeks ago
RT @Frankel1313: The very much missed Sir Henry Cecil would have been 76 today. An absolute legend whose legacy will live forever and ever.…1 month ago

3 year old gelding Walk On Walter won his second race of the month when putting up another very tough performance under a strong front runni…

Winners galore in 2018! We exceeded our previous best by some way and hit the 32 winner mark by November 1. Several near misses as well. All…

  3 year old gelding Walk On Walter fought out a very close finish to the 6f handicap successfully under a very strong ride from Rob Ho…

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