Charlie Horse Ranch
Timing Systems, Inc.

PO Box 697
Elverta, CA 95626
Phone 916-275-3277
Email: Charlie Horse Ranch CHRTSI@aol.com

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Sort and Pen America Software.

Buy Sort and Pen America Software (Download Only - $324.95, Mailed - $349.95 - See "Purchase Choices" dropdown list)

Request a Download of a 10 day free trial of the SPA Software (no charge). (Provide Name, Email, Phone and Mailing Address).
If this link doesn't work, just send an Email to chrtsi@aol.com requesting a trial of the Sort and Pen America software (Provide Name, Email, Phone and Mailing Address).


Discounts of $50.00 are available to producers for certain organizational entities who have entered into an agreement with Charlie Horse Ranch to endorse or recommend CHR products. If you qualify, a refund for the correct amount will be issued when the payment is processed. Producers who are eligible for the discount are identified as one of the following:
  • RSTPA Certified Producers - Must be confirmed by RSTPA.
Download Sort and Pen America Software Documentation.

Download SPA Software Tutorial (for the new user).

Attention: Existing Sort and Pen America Software Clients (updated 09/21/18, build 2327).

Mail me the Upgrade to SPA Software Version 2.3 ($24.95 - See "Purchase Choices" dropdown list)
...OR...

Download SPA Software 2.3 Upgrade (no charge, but you print the 70 page documentation yourself)

All software is offered on a 10-day free trial basis. Once you purchase it, you have a non-transferable perpetual license. We do not charge you on a yearly basis. Upgrades are generally free, but never more than $25.00. After you purchase, there are no refunds, so use your 10 days to test the software according to your needs.

Due to extreme increases in shipping costs to International Clients (including Canada and Mexico), we will no longer ship the products outside of the United States. All international sales will be "Download Only".

Purchase Choices
  • This software was designed especially for those producers who put on Team Pennings, Ranch Sortings and Team Sortings.
  • You do NOT have to be connected to the Internet to run this software.
  • Endorsed by RSTPA (Ranch Sorting Team Penning Association).
  • Sortings, Pennings, Round Robins, and combination Draws with multiple Rounds supported.
  • Supports the 3 rider/2 pen sorting format. In addition, the third rider on a team can be a draw.
  • It can import the RSTPA rider database.
  • After the draw is done, additional teams can be added to the draw.
  • Teams of one, two or three members are supported.
  • Payout types: Progressive Team and Individual Rider Pay, as well as bonuses per round.
  • 0-9 handicapping method supported. Teams can be capped and handicapped based on their overall rating.
  • Draw Pots and Pick Draws can have up to 99 draws per rider. Riders can pick an unlimited number of partners.
  • When running the event, it will tell you the time the upcoming teams need to take the lead or to be "in the money".
  • You can network computers, and even have a computer that does nothing but display real-time standings for an event and/or monitor the current draw.
  • Places paid can be based on the number of teams or an automatic calculation that allows the last paid place to get their entry fees back.
  • Many events can have combined draws for multiple events, but the events are paid separately.
  • Most events can have up to 5 rounds and the last round will be a Short Go.
  • You can have up to 12,000 riders and 40,000 teams per show.
  • Each event can have a sponsor name that shows on all reports.
  • It handles payouts and announcer's lists.
  • Sanctioning charge (if any) can be calculated separately for each event.
  • You can print individual rider reports, showing how they did in each event and each round.
  • You can print individual rider invoices, showing all financial activity.
  • Payout checks are combined into a single check with the net amount (winnings - entry fees, etc.) at the end of the show.
  • It automatically separates riders with multiple entries when doing the draw.
  • It will show interim results based on number of signups and added money.
  • If you have a FarmTek© timer or a Thunderpaws© timer, the times can go directly from the timer into the computer, eliminating errors and extra typing. The flagger can use the FarmTek handswitch to signal each sorted or penned cow, eliminating delays in communicating with the booth.
  • It maintains a rider database which is automatically updated during each show, making signups fast and easy.
  • It will create a financial report to reconcile your cash box and show how much profit you made from the show.
  • You can extract the show data to a file which can be used as input to a spreadsheet or database program for local reporting.
  • Up to 4 association's ratings can be saved and used.
  • Incentives and Sidepots are supported.
  • You can extract the rider database to a file which can be used as input to a spreadsheet or database program for local reporting.
  • You can create mailing labels from your rider database, and even limit them to recent riders. Duplicates (same address) can be automatically eliminated.
  • You can extract html files for porting to your web page. Post your draw and show results online!
  • It will write your jackpot payout checks for you, including signing them if you want. Optionally, it prints the rider's mailing address on the check for easy mailing in a #10 business window envelope.
  • Lots of other features too numerous to mention here.

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