Our Mares

There is something special about breeding mares. It takes a different level of time and devotion as a breeder. Maybe there’s less notoriety breeding mares than stallions. But behind every great performance horse is a mare. Caring for a mare while she’s carrying her foal is a gift to be treasured. Linda and the McSpyder Ranch team are committed stewards of these amazing horses.

Dual Lena

McSpyder Ranch breeding began with a paint mare Linda acquired in 2004 named Dual Lena. Her bloodlines were good and she was a flashy paint. She was bred to cut and was shown by Tim Smith. Linda thought it was a horse she could eventually ride, but ultimately realized this was a horse to breed. Linda’s hope was that she would produce a foal as pretty and as talented as Dual Lena. It’s hard to simultaneously breed for color and talent. It becomes a combination of good genetics, knowledge of the breeding process, bloodlines and a whole lot of luck.

In 2008 Dual Lena was bred to Nic it in the Bud and Smart Chic Olena. The breeding out of Nic it in the Bud produced a paint and the breeding out of Smart Chic Olena produced twins–one a solid color and the other a paint. All three were successful in their own right. Four out of five of Dual Lena’s offspring to date have been attractive paints.

Read more about the offspring of Dual Lena.

Lenas Buddy Nic
Smart Dueling Chic
Dueling Chic Olena

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Dual Lena

2001

Mister Dual Pep X Bonnie Lena

Dual Lena showed in the National Cutting Horse Association events with Tim Smith as her trainer. Her offspring with Nic it in the Bud and Smart Chic Olena have collectively earned $150,000+ in Lifetime Earnings. Her breeding’s to Smart Chic Olena produced twins. Her breeding last year to CD Lights and One Time Pepto have produced beautiful paints with distinctive markings. She was also bred to Metallic Cat last year. In 2017 she was bred to Smooth as A Cat and Blind Sided. We look forward to having her new foals compete in the NRCHA Events in coming years.

Purchased by McSypder Ranch

Smart Dualin Cat

WR This Cats Smart X Hyadualin Darlin
2017 NRCHA Futurity Top Ten

Foaling year 2014
Lifetime Earnings $25,000

Billy's Cool Cat

SOLD
High Brow Cat X Lucy Lena
2006 NRCHA Futurity Top Ten

Foaling year 2003
Trainer – Todd Bergen
Lifetime Earnings $100,000

Stopacat

SOLD
Dual Rey X RW Sallycat
2015 NRCHA Futurity Top Ten

Foaling year 2012
Trainer – Todd Bergen
Lifetime Earnings $38,200

Gunna Be A Smartie

Very Smart Remedy X Gunna Be Mine

2019 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Bridle and Intermediate Champion
2018 NRCHA Open Hackamore Reserve National Champion
2018 NRCHA Open Hackamore World Champion
2018 NSHA Worlds Richest Stock Horse Open & Intermediate. Champion
2017 NRCHA Stallion Stakes - Open Intermediate Finalist
2017 NWRCHA Derby Intermediate Champion
2017 NWRCHA Derby Reserve Champion
2016 NWRCHA Hackamore Champion
2015 NWRCHA Futurity Champion

Foaling year 2012
Trainer – Shane Steffen
Lifetime Earnings $81,412

Smartly Starstruck

Very Smart Remedy X Katie Starlight

2017 NWRCHA Derby Champion
2015 NRCHA Futurity Finalist

Foaling year 2012
Trainer – Todd Bergen
Lifetime Earnings $41,828

Bred by McSypder Ranch

Lenas Buddy Nic

SOLD
Nic It In The Bud X Dual Lena

2018 NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman Finalist
2017 NRCHA Bridle Horse of the Year
2016 NRCHA Open Two Rein Champion
2015 IRCHA Open Two Rein Champion
2012 NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Champion

Foaling year 2009
Trainer – Shane Steffen
Lifetime Earnings $122,471

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Smart Dueling Chic

SOLD
Smart Chic Olena X Dual Lena

2015 NWRCHA Bridle Two Rein Champion
2014 NWRCHA Derby Champion
2013 NRCHA Open Derby Finalist

Foaling year 2009
Trainer – Todd Bergen
Lifetime Earnings $32,000+

Dueling Chic Olena

SOLD
Smart Chic Olena X Dual Lena

2017 NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman Finalist
2015 NWRCHA Bridle / Two Rein Champion
2014 ORCHA Champion

Foaling year 2009
Trainer – Shane Steffen
Lifetime Earnings $26,000+

Sparknsmart Leana

SOLD
Shining Spark X Smart Little Sally

2013 ORCHA Derby Champion
2013 NRCHA Derby Res. Champion
2013 IRCHA Derby Finalist

Foaling year 2009
Trainer – Shane Steffen
Lifetime Earnings $14,663+

2016 Foals

Flint – Smart Boons X Smart Dueling Chic

Rowdy – CD Lights X Dual Lena

Flint – Smart Boons X Smart Dueling Chic

Rowdy – CD Lights X Dual Lena

2017 Foals

Brandy – Metallic Cat X Dual Lena

Brandy – Metallic Cat X Dual Lena

Flash – Metallic Cat X Smart Dueling Chic

Flash – Metallic Cat X Smart Dueling Chic

Flash – Metallic Cat X Smart Dueling Chic

Jewels – One Time Pepto X Dual Lena

Jewels – One Time Pepto X Dual Lena

Jewels – One Time Pepto X Dual Lena

Jewels – One Time Pepto X Dual Lena

McSpyder Ranch

P.O. Box 1090
Bend, Oregon 97709

Linda McMahon – Owner / Operator
John von Hurst – Breeding & Sales Manager
Jeff Ramsey – Ranch & Farm Consultant

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