The Home of Dual Lena

My introduction to the Reined Cow Horse world was the 2006 Snaffle Bit Futurity. I owned a two-year old named Billy’s Cool Cat. Todd Bergen rode Billy in the futurity and he finished in the top 10. It was my first show horse, my first event and that incredible experience sparked the passion that led me here.

The breeding began with a paint mare I 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. I thought it was a horse I could eventually ride, but I ultimately realized this was a horse to breed. My hope was that she would produce a foal that was as pretty and as talented as she was. I loved paints, but 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.

I bred Dual Lena in 2008 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 Oelna 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. 

My intention and desire is to breed Lena and her offspring in a place that is more than just a ranch, but rather a home where the outcome is as distinctive and unique as their birthplace.

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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

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

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

  • Stopacat

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    • Dual Rey X RW Sallycat
    • 2015 NRCHA Futurity Top Ten

    Foaling year 2012
    Trainer - Todd Bergen
    Lifetime Earnings $37,800+

  • Gunna Be A Smartie

    • Very Smart Remedy X Gunna Be Mine
    • 2015 NWRCHA Futurity Champion
      2016 NWRCHA Hackamore Champion
      2017 NRCHA Stallion Stakes - Open Intermediate Finalist
      2017 NWRCHA Derby Intermediate Champion
      2017 NWRCHA Derby Reserve Champion
      NRCHA Open Hackamore Reserve National Champion 2018
      NRCHA Open Hackamore World Champion 2018

    Foaling year 2012
    Trainer - Shane Steffen
    Lifetime Earnings $30,500

  • Smartly Starstruck

    • Very Smart Remedy X Katie Starlight
    • 2015 NRCHA Futurity Finalist
      2017 NWRCHA Derby Champion

    Foaling year 2012
    Trainer - Todd Bergen
    $36,769

Bred by McSpyder Ranch

  • Lenas Buddy Nic

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    • Nic It In The Bud X Dual Lena
    • 2012 NRCHA Futurity Intermediate Champion
      2015 IRCHA Open Two Rein Champion
      2016 NRCHA Open Two Rein Champion
      2017 NRCHA Bridle Horse of the Year
      2018 NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman Finalist

    Foaling year 2009
    Trainer - Shane Steffen
    Lifetime Earnings $122,471
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  • Smart Dueling Chic

    • Smart Chic Olena X Dual Lena
    • 2013 NRCHA Open Derby Finalist
      2014 NWRCHA Derby Champion
      2015 NWRCHA Bridle Two Rein Champion

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

  • Dueling Chic Olena

    • Smart Chic Olena X Dual Lena
    • 2014 ORCHA Champion
      2015 NWRCHA Bridle / Two Rein Champion
      2017 NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman Finalist

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

  • Sparknsmart Leana

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    • 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 $10,400+

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

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McSpyder Ranch

18660 Tumalo Reservoir Rd.
Bend, Oregon 97703

Office 541 383 0058

Barn 541 383 0061


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