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.

RT @careersinracing: Apprentice Jockey vacancy! 🏇 Check out this opportunity @jportmanracing & his team, Lambourn.For more information p…1 week ago
RT @careersinracing: Apprentice Jockey vacancy! 🏇 Check out this opportunity @jportmanracing & his team, Lambourn.For more information p…3 weeks ago
RT @bloodstocknews: Impressive credentials for HELLVELYN @BucklandsFarm. Book your nomination now. He is available to view @Tattersalls17663 weeks ago
RT @NedCurtis1: Roger Curtis funeral is on Monday 5th February at St. Micheal's church Lambourn and onto the British Legion. Formal wear bu…4 weeks ago
Good luck to our runner @LingfieldPark. Our thoughts on @thelambournta website as usual.4 weeks ago
RT @thelambournta: Daily comments on all Lambourn runners, direct from the trainers for free. https://t.co/E45UqQJfVpHave a look at our…4 weeks ago
One runner @LingfieldPark . See my thoughts on @thelambournta website later today.1 month ago
RT @weatherbysltd: Mrs Danvers enjoyed an unbeaten two year-old career when winning the Weatherbys Super Sprint @NewburyRacing and Group 3…1 month ago
RT @careersinracing: Second Travelling Person wanted! Join @jportmanracing & his team, Lambourn.For more information please visit: https:…1 month ago

Jonathan delighted to present the Whitcoombe Owners Five To Follow 2017 prize to Heather Homan, a long-standing co-owner of several RWH Part…

Mrs Danvers, too good for top sprinter Battaash in the 2016 Cornwallis Stakes but raced just once since then, is on her way back to hitting…

This was always going to be messy running two horses with equal chances in the same race but when one finds a small field novice auction fil…

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