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 @SammyTRacing: Well done everyone @LambournGallops for getting gallops open this morning and thank you to all my team for their hard wor…4 days ago
RT @cbhills: Very sad to hear of the passing of Peter Walwyn. He was an amazing man, a real trail blazer in his profession and a huge frien…6 days ago
Hope @drownie1 can be of use to young jockeys. Temperament and decency is everything and he has plenty.2 weeks ago
RT @simonblackwell: Sure, great, but I just opened a new roll of clingfilm without cutting myself and I don’t go on about it. https://t.co/…2 weeks ago
RT @DarrenBirdie: "Don't worry young Harry - Just one more test to complete and I'm sure G'ma will give you her approval!" #RoyalEngagement2 weeks ago
RT @HHShkMohd: Our congratulations to the Queen of England Her Majesty Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip on their platin…4 weeks ago
RT @TwinSpires: Great work as always by the @ChurchillDowns outriders to catch a loose horse https://t.co/IPhKatVd4U4 weeks ago
RT @eddiej25: Class interview by @MCYeeehaaa with @sevenbarrows today @CheltenhamRaces. Never seen Nicky so enraged & rightly so! Great guy…4 weeks ago
RT @RaceHorseTrader: Don't miss this exceptional yearling colt by TORONADO He's out of a Black Type mare whose one runner to date has been…4 weeks ago

Flat season review 2017 The 2017 flat season was never going to be as rewarding as 2016 with our stable star Mrs Danvers taking time out and…

Indiscretion (Big Bad Bob x Fleeting Affair) won on just her second start under a strong ride from Daniel Muscatt. Always well regarded by u…

We have two yearling purchases for sale: Lot 1034 a bay colt by exciting first season Group 1 winning sire Charm Spirit out of a winning Mon…

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