Ring of Gold
The American Gelbvieh Association established the Ring of Gold program to honor the top animals shown at the conclusion of a show year. Points are earned for grand and reserve grand champions, as well as division champions and reserves, and are based on the actual number of animals shown in each qualified show. The Ring of Gold show season begins after the conclusion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer National Show at the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, Colorado, which is the final show of the season.
State associations and show coordinators may use these forms to assist in reporting Ring of Gold show results:
The Ring of Gold points system is a five-tier system that is applicable to both Gelbvieh and Balancer shows based upon the actual number of entries shown, not number entered. (For more information regarding Balancer shows, please see below.)
Points are earned for Grand and Reserve Grand Champions, as well as Champions and Reserve Division Champions. In the case of cow-calf pairs, the female receives the points, not the calf shown by side. Open shows for Gelbvieh and Balancer, separately, are calculated only. Junior Shows are not calculated into the total number of entries for the Ring of Gold tabulations.