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 @RacingTV: Who will get their hands on the Weatherbys Portman Cup at @TauntonRacing tomorrow? @PFNicholls says the race is "perfect" fo…4 days ago
RT @dredvers: He really was a rock star.2 weeks ago
RT @Racing_Tales: Im not crying you’re crying https://t.co/A13iihvtRJ3 weeks ago
Nice to see top man and top owner ⁦@LaurenceBellman⁩ getting deserved air time ⁦@RacingPost⁩ tomorrow. Racing is very lucky to have the likes of him (as am I!) https://t.co/TpHIpa2I3k3 weeks ago
Happy New Year to all at @PumpTechLtd our loyal yard sponsors for some 18 years now #pumpingpoowithpanache3 weeks ago
Happy new tier everyone!4 weeks ago
RT @EddieHearn: Very proud of my old man @BarryHearn who has been awarded an OBE for services to sport in the Queens honours list. He has d…4 weeks ago
As the sun sets on 2020 huge thanks to all those who have kept Whitcoombe Stables on the road. Our staff, all our owners,farrier, all the jockeys, the vets ⁦@BHAPressOffice⁩ etc #whitcoombewinners4 weeks ago
RT @StoweRacing: Nice to see our man @jportmanracing on the scoresheet with My Law last night. T’was so nearly a double!1 month ago
Delighted to see My Law win @kemptonparkrace @RKingscote for owner Harry Wigan. A tough filly who’s had her niggles but does her best. Thanks @BHAPressOffice for this extra fixture and my team at home #whitcoombewinners1 month ago

Hubie as he was known for his racing life with us sadly came to the end of his long life aged 26 at the weekend, having spent the last 14 ye…

Here are the staff pictured on Christmas Eve braving the cold temperatures and having a toast to the end of 2021 and the New Year ahead. Tom…

4 year old filly My Law won the 8f handicap in good style ridden confidently by Richard Kingscote for owner Harry Wigan. The filly joined us…

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