Skyeler Icke Voss is a professional equestrian specializing in the sport of three-day Eventing. She is the founder and lead trainer of Morningside Eventing out of the beautiful Morningside Training Farm located in The Plains, Virginia.
Skyeler began riding at the age of 4 and began actively competing at 5 when she acquired her first pony that showed her the ups and downs of competition life on the local hunter circuit. At age 7, Skyeler joined Pony Club where she caught on to the sport of Eventing. She went on to win the USPC Calvary award three times demonstrating a pony clubbers success in international competition. She was a long standing member of the Difficult Run Pony Club and still teaches for the Virginia Region. Skyeler also attended James Madison University and has a BS degree in Public Relations and Technical and Scientific Communications.
During the last 20 years, she has trained and competed numerous horses through the international levels including multiple advanced horse trials and CCI*** as well as qualifying for the Rolex CCI****. She represented Area 2 three times at the North American Young Riders Championships which is the US equivalent to the junior Olympics, taking home the team gold in 2003. She has been on the US team long list for several years and in 2004 was chosen for the United States Developing Riders Program. In 2004, she was the highest placed young rider at the Foxhall CCI*** National Championship winning the prestigious Markam Trophy. Since turning professional she has focused most of her time on bringing young horses, including off the track horses, up to the international Eventing ranks to include multiple top placings at the highest levels of the sport.
Skyeler has been privileged to train under some of the world’s best Eventing athletes which include James Wofford, Phillip Dutton, Stuart Black, and Jan Byyny. She worked with Canadian Team Rider Stuart Black, for 10 years managing his Providence Farm in 2007. Currently, Skyeler is training with Jan Byyny, one of the leading lady event riders in the country, who has represented the United States in many team competitions. In dressage, Skyeler works with Sallie Spenard, a Grand Prix dressage rider, who has also competed in the top levels of Eventing.
While riding and training the horses is a priority for Skyeler teaching has always been her passion. The coaches that Skyeler has worked with throughout her years have given her the necessary education to teach a variety of students and horses throughout all levels of the sport. She has brought about numerous riders from the beginning stages of their careers through the international levels. While Skyeler teaches every level and age she has always had a large young rider contingent. She has fielded riders for the North American Young Riders Championships including the 2012 individual gold medalist and had riders placing at some of the biggest 3-days in North America.