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.

RIP John Hobson. Long standing and loyal syndicate member at Whitcoombe Stables and others. His like the backbone of any trainer and racing itself. Thoughts to his family. https://t.co/fKoSiulMhJ5 days ago
RT @LambournRDA: Just Brilliant. Thank you very very much Tom from us all, you are really making a difference - lost for words!!! #RDA #eve2 weeks ago
RT @JoePacket2: If you have access to this month's Owner Breeder magazine, please look closely at the advert on page 45. It is real life J…2 weeks ago
June it is then?? We will be ready and waiting, God willing. https://t.co/w7murUonXG3 weeks ago
RT @johnsonhoughton: Happy Birthday to this legend. 80 today.RFJH top trainer, top man, top Dad. #stillhere #happybirthday #teamWoodway htt…3 weeks ago
RT @JohnWathenBerry: We’re counting down to a big Saturday #NightIn4NightOut with the #FurlongFactor on @SkySportsRacing when our neighbour…3 weeks ago
RT @jamesyharding: Think I’ve found us a new 💎 🏏 @CcLacock sign him up! @jportmanracing https://t.co/qNbCAviUH13 weeks ago
⁦@NHSuk⁩ some proof all of us in the horse racing industry are so grateful for your heroic efforts ⁦@TheJockeyClub⁩ . Thank you. https://t.co/wdpJWU2ErW4 weeks ago
Some 2yos heading home admiring some rural graffiti from ⁦@LambournGallops⁩. #staysafe https://t.co/9C5TYt5BNq4 weeks ago
RT @TheJockeyClub: Lovely gesture from our team in Lambourn 👏1 month ago

All of us at Whitcoombe House Stables are in shock following the recent death of syndicate member John Hobson, husband  of fellow syndicate…

Another month has passed without the to-ing and fro-ing of the horsebox to the races. I am pleased to report the horses here to be in good s…

The sight of thoroughbreds strong Still excites the mind and the eye The need remains to look for all things wrong As each fine beast comes…

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