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 @Sfmcgregor: @jamesyharding @jportmanracing Jony Portman at it again could turn into a no bad national hunt trainer22 hours ago
Winner @wincantonraces thanks to Mr Sundancer for owner Peter Goodwin. What a great name for a racehorse owner. Well ridden by Charlie Deutch. Thanks to my team at home @jamesyharding @matthewsalaman etc.#whitcoombewinners22 hours ago
RT @jamesyharding: Mr Sundancer today’s Wincanton bumper winner, delighted for lovely people who own him @jportmanracing https://t.co/BvUBL…22 hours ago
RT @OwenDavin: @jportmanracing Mr Henderson and Mr Nicholls now checking out the new NH force emerging from Upper Lambourn! #MrSundancer22 hours ago
RT @StoweRacing: Well done @jportmanracing & @charliedeutsch2 with Mr Sundancer @wincantonraces. What price JP for champion jumps trainer 2…22 hours ago
RT @Racing_Results_: 15:45 @WincantonRaces 🥇 Mr Sundancer 12/1 🥈 Kimberley Eve 7/1 🥉 Pocket Too 8/1 A Win for @jportmanracing and Charlie…22 hours ago
RT @RacingTV: ☀️ 💃 Mr Sundancer continues @jportmanracing 100% record in the National Hunt game this season with victory in the finale unde…22 hours ago
RT @Steven_Cargill: 2nd win for 3yo g WAY OF LIFE @rob_hornby18 in 12f handicap @LingfieldPark today for @Tweenhills Havana Gold @jportmanr2 days ago
RT @Tattersalls1766: Food for thought from Peter Stanley... #TattsDecember https://t.co/dY3ovDsBtx2 days ago
Wonderful winner with Way Of Life @LingfieldPark @rob_hornby18 for owners Berkeley Racing. Well done to all involved especially at home #whitcoombewinners2 days ago

Three year old gelding Mr Sundancer was making his racecourse debut but was too good for these in the NH flat race for three year olds under…

3 year old gelding Way Of Life followed up his recent win by scoring well in the 12f handicap under Rob Hornby for Berkeley Racing. It has t…

4 year old filly Russian Rumour made light work of her debut over hurdles when winning the mares maiden hurdle over two and half miles under…

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