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.

One runner @LingfieldPark . See my thoughts on @thelambournta website later today.11 hours ago
RT @weatherbysltd: Mrs Danvers enjoyed an unbeaten two year-old career when winning the Weatherbys Super Sprint @NewburyRacing and Group 3…2 days ago
RT @careersinracing: Second Travelling Person wanted! Join @jportmanracing & his team, Lambourn.For more information please visit: https:…1 week ago
RT @AtTheRaces: Remembering an iconic man - Sir Henry Cecil would have been 75 today... https://t.co/0KjVpXdeR01 week ago
RT @DarrenBirdie: Gone but never forgotten #SirHenryCecil 🌷🐎 https://t.co/yk4sG85cDZ1 week ago
RT @BuckleyKevin: Remembering Sir Henry Cecil who would have celebrated his 75th birthday today........ https://t.co/NpBKHFqgAJ1 week ago
Runners @LingfieldPark @kemptonparkrace . Visit @thelambournta website to find out more.1 week ago
Good luck to our runner @kemptonparkrace this evening. My thoughts are on @thelambournta website.2 weeks ago
RT @RCFarquhar: If you want an honest appraisal of horse & jockey, head for the today's runners section of https://t.co/13dLZ1AqNg. None mo…2 weeks ago

  Two year old winner at Wolverhampton This was always going to be messy running two horses with equal chances in the same race but whe…

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…

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