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 @L0vingnature: So sweet ❤️❤️❤️https://t.co/mw4l9kHd5w4 days ago
Delighted to have our exercise arena refurbished by ⁦@ESurfaces⁩. In time for the yearlings, if anyone fancies sending us one! #whitcoombewinners https://t.co/va5v1dp27z5 days ago
Very happy with our double today @BathRacecourse @NicolaCurrie22 @LingfieldPark @bishopcharlie12 thanks to Spring Run for British Racing Club and Walk On Walter for Philip Simpson and our top team #whitcoombewinners1 week ago
RT @NeilTho02681313: Nicola has been on fire 🔥 since returning to the saddle !! Third win of the week !! @NicolaCurrie22 ⭐️🥇 🏇Walk On Walte…1 week ago
RT @BathRacecourse: Smiles all round as Walk On Walter wins the 4th race of the afternoon @jportmanracing and @NicolaCurrie22 #BathRaces ht…1 week ago
RT @Racing_Results_: 15:45 @BathRacecourse 1st Walk On Walter 7/2 2nd Mountain Peak 13/2 A Win for @jportmanracing and @nicolacurrie22 F…1 week ago
RT @LingfieldPark: A huge congrats to SPRING RUN, @bishopcharlie12, @jportmanracing and all connections for winning the 14.15 Empty Safe Ha…1 week ago
RT @Racing_Results_: 14:15 @LingfieldPark 1st Spring Run 9/2 2nd Hatsaway 14/1 3rd Ignatius 11/2 A Win for @jportmanracing and @bishopcha1 week ago
RT @ruggerbloke: A happy @HollieDoyle1 after winning The Irish Stallion Farms Fillies’ @BritishEBF Nursery Handicap @salisburyraces onb…1 week ago
Great to see @Tattersalls1766 £1k purchase Mild Illusion go from strength to strength gaining her second win of the year. Congrats Old Stoic Racing Club @HollieDoyle1 and all my team #whitcoombewinners1 week ago

3 year old filly Spring Run comfortably won the 1m6f handicap at Lingfield Park under jockey Charlie Bishop for owners the British Racing Cl…

2 year old filly Mild Illusion won the valuable fillies nursery handicap by nearly four lengths under jockey Hollie Doyle for The Old Stoics…

Three year old filly Devils Roc scored her second win of the season when taking the apprentice handicap by four lengths under Tyler Saunders…

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