Verden Auction Archive

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Verden Auctions 2022

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - January

► Verden Auction in January - Results


The Verden Auction Online had a perfect start in January. For 218.000 Euro Fiadora was sold to France. The average price paid at the first auction of the year was 24,762 Euros – around 5,000 Euros more than the previous year at the same location.

From the beginning of the online auction, the Fürsten-Look/Valentino daughter Fiadora (breeder: Dr. Michael Lühs, Wagenfeld, exhibitor: Anke Tonne-Lühs, Wagenfeld) was a top candidate for the top price.  Twenty-one bidders submitted 156 bids, with France competing versus Austria in the end: For 218,000 Euros, the Hannoveraner premium candidate, who is equipped with the very best talents, will start her journey to the "Grande Nation". There, her further training for the big dressage arena with a French Olympic rider will be accompanied by her international trainer.

The high quality of the show jumping horses was also rewarded by the customers. The online auction ended at 65,000 Euros for the licensed stallion Light Up E by Light On/Embassy (breeder and exhibitor: Dirk and Lars Eggers GbR, Hamburg), who will continue his training in a renowned stable in Lower Saxony.

The high-class collection at the Verden auction in January will promote the Hannoveraner Verband worldwide. 30 of the 61 horses will leave Germany. In addition to other European countries, buyers from the USA and Mexico came to the auction.

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Verden Auction Online - Sport horses and young stallions - November

► Verden Auction Online - young stallions - Results

► Verden Auction Online - Riding horses - Results


For the fifth and last time this year, riding horses could be bought online at the Verden Auction on November 20th. Of the 41 horses offered, all were online sold. 24 will stay in Germany, 17 will travel to eight countries. Bidders from Spain and France acquired the most horses with four purchases each. The top priced horse was Frido, who was auctioned off for 56,000 Euros.

Regular customers from Spain secured the top price of the auction: a brown gelding named Frido by Finest/Spörken (breeder: Julia and Dr. Arndt-Friedrich Echte, Hameln, exhibitor: Monika Decke, Balge). During the one-week bidding period on the internet as well during the twelve-day training in Verden, the interest in the gelding became apparent. The most expensive show jumper was sold online shortly before the end of the November auction: Quality Top by Qualito/Grey Top cost 46,000 Euros and will stay in Germany. The mare was bred and sold by Werner Rückgauer from Krautheim. 

The average price improved by a good 5,000 Euros to 21,634 Euros compared to the previous year. This is a new record for the Verden auction in November. Twelve horses were sold at 25,000 Euros and more, another 17 achieved prices of 15,000 Euros and better.

The riding horses were complemented by twelve two-and-a-half-year old jumping stallions. These young sport aspirants cost an average of 12,000 Euros. Two of them will leave Germany and go to Poland or Austria. The statistics are led by a clear margin by another Qualito offspring: Question of Honour by Qualito/Acorado (breeder and exhibitor: Martin Klintworth, Ohrensen) found a new owner for 17,500 Euros. A renowned trainer from near Verden bought the bay stallion for an American hunter and show jumper stable.

138th Verden Elite-Auction Online

► 138th Verden Elite-Auction - Riding horses - Results

► 138th Verden Elite-Auction - Foals - Results

► 138th Verden Elite-Auction - young stallions- Results
 

On the second day of the 138th Elite Auction Online, selected foals and two and a half year old stallions with dressage horse pedigrees were in the spotlight. The top price among the foals was achieved by Dynamic in Black, who was auctioned off to Norway for 74,500 Euros. The best paid young stallion was Frankie K, for whom a buyer from the USA invested 55,500 Euros.

Sixteen bidders showed interest in the Dynamic Dream/De Niro son Dynamic in Black and gave his breeder and exhibitor Axel Baumgartner from Kamern, who has already sent numerous high-class foals to Verden, the top price of 74,500 Euros. The online auction got off to a brilliant start. The very first foal, San Salvador by Sir Donnerhall/Benetton Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Hubertus Poll, Gilten) found a new owner in the Ukraine for 35,500 Euros. Casino Royal by Conthargos/Graf Top (breeder and exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz) will grow up in Hungary. The bay stallion from the dam line of Pension, to which the Celle state stud stallion Diacontinus also goes back, was the best paid offer with jumping genes in his pedigree with a knock down price of 10,500 Euros.

The 25 representatives of the 2021 vintage achieved an average price of 11,520 Euros and thus set a top mark. Compared to the previous year, the average price was about 1,400 Euros higher. 15 foals remain in Germany, ten were achieved by customers from all over Europe. 

138. Verden Elite-Auction - Online

At the 138th Elite Auction Online, the Hannoveraner Champion and fourth of the Bundeschampionat, Sedamo K, achieved the top price of 305,000 Euros. The average price was just as record-breaking. 40,943 Euros had to be paid on average for the 79 top-class riding horses.

The Secret/Dancier son Sedamo K (breeder and exhibitor: Hof Kleemeyer, Sudweyhe) was the star of the collection. The brown had not only won the Hannoveraner Championships for three-year-old mares and geldings, but had also received excellent scores at the Bundeschampionat. Twelve bidders submitted 186 bids until the price was fixed: He was sold for 305,000 Euros to a well-known training stable in North Rhine-Westphalia, which had often found quality horses at the source in Verden in the past years. Sedamo K will not travel alone. Francesco by Flanell/Lauries Crusador xx (breeder: Thomas Heuer, Bienenbüttel, exhibitor: Michael Schenk, Niendorf) will accompany him. For the three-year-old, whose granddam Delicia produced the Grand Prix successful privately owned stallion Cadeau Noir, the virtual auction hammer fell at 161,000 Euros.

The most expensive jumper also easily cleared the 100,000 euro hurdle. Raised at the Hunnesrück stallion breeding stud, Stepstone by Stolzenberg/Quintender (breeder: Ulrike von Stietencron, Emmerthal, exhibitor: State Stud Celle) was sold for 116,000 Euros. The athletic bay stallion was purchased at auction by MK Sporthorses from Starnberg and will go to the stable of the internationally successful show jumper Max Kühner.

The club of the "one hundred thousand" has four more new members: Bombastic by Bon Coeur/Wilawander xx (breeder: Heinz-Eduard Börger, Loxtedt, exhibitor: Heinz-Georg Kück, Worpswede), whose granddam is the full sister of the stamp stallion World Cup, was worth 126,000 Euros to a regular customer from Spain. The bids for another Bon Coeur son, Bon D'Amour by Bon Coeur/Ladabilis (breeder: Uwe Brennenstuhl, Lüchow, exhibitor: Zuchthof Düvel, Katlenburg-Lindau), stopped at 101,000 Euros. brown stallion once made his first public appearance at the Verden Foal Auction. This also had Die Tänzerin by Don Monet/St. Moritz Junior (breeder: Martin Hanschen, Ehrenburg, exhibitor: Fabian Janda), who was auctioned off to Bavaria for 118,000 Euros. Deichtanz by Diamond Hit/Lauries Crusador xx (breeder: Stefanie Meyer, Allwörden, exhibitor: Jochen Meyer, Allwörden) cost 115,000 Euros.

With 49 horses, over 60 percent of the collection at the 138th Elite Auction Online achieved prices of over 25,000 Euros. 35 auction horses will promote Hannover and the Rhineland all over the world. France appears six times in the sales statistics, followed by the USA, Canada, Austria and Spain with three purchases each.

The 138th Elite Auction will be followed by further highlights in Verden. From 4 to 6 November, the stallion licensing and stallion sales of dressage stallions will take place. On 20 November, around 50 riding horses will be auctioned online, ready for trying from 10 November. The crowning finale of the year will be the stallion licensing and stallion sales of the show jumping stallions from 2 to 4 December, during which the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Masters will also be held.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - September

For the second to last time this year, the virtual hammer fell for the Verden auction foals yesterday evening. The 32 foals changed hands for an average price of 7,773 Euros. The Fürst Toto daughter Flavia was the top-priced foal with a hammer price of 15,500 Euros.

With Flavia, a magnificent Fürst Toto daughter leads the price ranking with the highest bid of 15,500 Euros. Bred and exhibited by Günther Röhrich, Neustedt, this black filly out of a Sandro Hit dam will now leave for France. Two foals were knocked down for 14,000 Euros: De Niro Gold/Londontime/Fürst Piccolo is the pedigree of Die Feine EH (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Edler Heger, Exlertal), attracting the interest of a buyer from Baden-Württemberg. With the same hammer price Designed in Black will start his journey to the USA. Bred and exhibited by Theda Busemann, Moormerland, this Despacito/Rotspon-son has a secure dam line and promises to be heard from in the future.

A total of seven foals achieved a hammer price of 10,000 Euros and more. 16 auction foals were bought by bidders from Germany, four move to a new stable in Hungary, three of the foals start their journey to the USA, two each go to the Netherlands, France and Spain and one foal each moves to Poland, Great Britain and Argentina.

The next opportunity to purchase a foal in Verden this year is on October 24, 2021 during the 138th Elite Auction. The collection offers 25 high-quality foals with proven pedigrees. Two foals can call the newly crowned World Champion of seven-year-old dressage horses, Jovian, their sire. But also in the show jumping section, Nartago and Comme Prévu are sport-tested sires in the pedigrees.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - September

The Casino Grande/Concetto daughter Creme de la Creme (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Schnau Dijksterhuis, Hesel) was the most sought-after offer at the Verden Online Foal Auction on September 9. The typey filly with best jumping genetics was worth 12,500 Euros to a customer from Argentina.

Altogether, 13 foals mainly from Hannoveraner breeders from all over Europe were part of the auction lot.

Verden Auction Online - Foals and Broodmare - August

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results


Right at the start of the two-part Verden Online Auction of Foals, the colt Benz achieved the top price with head number one. The virtual auction hammer fell for 61,500 Euros for the Bonds/Spörcken son. 103 foals later, the average price was fixed at 11,428 Euros.

The bidding for the Bonds/Spörcken son Benz (breeder and exhibitor: Friedrich Wilhelm Gerke, Klötze) lasted almost exactly half an hour. 15 bidders participated with a total of 77 bids. A customer from the Rhine-Main area, who had already bought an offspring by Bonds in this way twelve months ago, had the most staying power. Benz' dam, Hann.Pr.St. Symphathe, is herself a former auction foal and four years ago presented her first son, Frankie Lee by Franziskus, at the Verden show case.

Two other colts found a new owner for over 50,000 Euros. The Franziskus/Sorento son Franco Nero III (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Hermann, Northeim) was worth 50,500 Euros to a breeder from the USA. Vigodance by Viva Gold/Florencio (breeder and exhibitor: Dieter Erdmann, Hagen) will start his journey to the Ukraine for 55,000 Euros. He will be accompanied by the Bon Vivaldi NRW/Sir Donnerhall daughter Bonita (breeder and exhibitor: Andreas Middelkampf, Badbergen), who was sold at 30,000 Euros.

All in all, especially the fillies made a brilliant impression. This was rewarded with good prices. 33,000 Euros were paid for the For Austria/De Niro-daughter For Lady (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Rolf-Peter Schulze, Hoitlingen). Briosa by Bon Courage/Fürst Nymphenburg (breeder and exhibitor: Bernhard Dodenhof, Bülstedt), who will move into a box in Austria, cost 3,000 Euros less.

And so it was a filly with a very up-to-date pedigree that led the field of the jumping foals. Chacco's Red Girl by Chacco-Blue/Kannan (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Hardekopf-Hartmann, Lüdersfeld), born via embryo transfer while her dam is successful in show jumping competitions at the same time, will probably not only make sport dreams come true. She is also an excellent recommendation for breeding due to her pedigree as a representative of the renowned dam line of Nordspitze. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's Le Mans, Philipp Weishaupt's Monte Bellini and Ingrid Klimke's Escada FRH are all descended from this line. Chaccos Red Girl cost 28,000 Euros and will spend the coming years in Brandenburg.

 

The 104 representatives of the 2021 vintage achieved an average price of 11,428 Euros. This is an increase of about 1,000 Euros compared to the previous year. 42 foals were bought by international customers. The buyers came not only from Europe, but also from Argentina, Mexico and the USA.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - July

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results

The Verden Foal Spring ended on July 1st. The top priced foal of the auction final was Millie Margaux, who found a new owner in Brandenburg for 41,000 Euros. On average, the 33 Hannoveraner and Rhineland foals changed owners for 9,167 Euros.

Thirteen interested parties placed online bids for the Monte Carlo TC/Fantastic daughter Millie Margaux. At 41,000 Euros, the virtual knockdown was made for the paint-black filly with strong movements. Thus, the first Verden auction sale was a real bull’s eye for breeder and exhibitor Tina Ströh from Hamburg.

A dream came true for a customer from North Rhine-Westphalia who bought the Total McLaren/Benetton Dream son Total Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Jacqueline Tenambergen, Mettingen) for 26,000 Euros. This made the brown number two on the price scale. Together with Dingdong by Dancier Gold/Florenz (breeder: Reiner Scharnhorst, Neustadt, exhibitor: Dr. Constanze Bötel, Neustadt) he will meet the Secret/Christ son Sir Beverly Hills (breeder: Dirk Hoffmann, Wolfsburg) in his new home, whom the buyer had already achieved at the Foal Spring in mid-May.

Managing Director Wilken Treu was generally satisfied with the results of the six online auctions of the Verden Foal Spring. At the last auction, the average price was 9,167 Euros. Eleven times, customers from abroad got the final bid. Two foals each will start their journey to Belgium and Great Britain.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - June

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results

On the evening of June 17, 30 auction foals changed owners for an average price of 8,125 Euros. The top price was the Viva Gold son Vom anderen Stern with a knock down price of 20,500 Euros.

The best paid foal was Vom andere Stern by Viva Gold/Fidertanz (breeder and exhibitor: Kai Baumgartner, Wulkau). A new customer from Lower Saxony bought the promising youngster for 20,500 Euros. Charity Odessa by Chacfly PS/Cascadello (breeder and exhibitor: Ludwig Decker Jun., Bierbergen) comes from the very best dam line of Klaseta. The name says it all, the ancestor Odesssa is the dam of the stamp stallion Grannus. For the price of 11,000 Euros, the bay filly will enrich the breeding of a breeder from the Braunschweig area.  

Altogether, seven foals achieved a price of 10,000 Euros and more. The sales quota was identical to that of the four previous auctions. 18 auction foals were bought by bidders from Germany, four move to a new stable in Poland, three of the foals start their journey to Spain, two mov to the Ukraine and one foal each moves to Sweden, Great Britain and Hungary.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - June

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results


The Secret son Sir Lui achieved the top price of 27,500 Euros at the 4th edition of the Verden Foal Spring. In exciting duels, mostly German customers triumphed this time. An average of 9,259.62 Euros was paid for the 26 foals of the 2021 vintage.

Sir Lui and Savanna achieved the top prices as a double: Together, the two black beauties will be a future ''pas de deux'' for a new customer in Germany. The first exciting bidding of the evening was for the Sezuan's Donnerhall/Don Crusador daughter Savanna (breeder and exhibitor: Reinhard Wilms GbR, Hinte), who was the third foal to enter the final bidding. After 46 bids, the hammer fell at 26,500 Euros for customers from Germany. It was precisely these customers who struck a second time and secured the top price foal of the evening for 27,500 Euros: Sir Lui by Secret/Sarkozy (breeder and exhibitor: Zuchtgemeinschaft Dittmer, Rhade). Out of the dam Hann.Pr.St. Scalett, this was already the fourth foal to find new owners via the Verden Auction.

The best paid foal with a show jumping pedigree was Damion by Dominator Z/For Pleasure (breeder and exhibitor: Zuchtgemeinschaft Krieger Lohmann, Hückeswagen). This bay youngster was selected by the Verden Auction team during a joint selection event with the Rhineland Studbook in Wickrath. The 5th Schloss Wickrath Foal Auction - Online Edition - is currently taking place and will enter the final bidding phase at wickrath.weauction.nl next Sunday, June 6, starting at 6:00 pm.

The Verden Foal Spring continues in a two-week rhythm. The next Online Foal Auction dates with about 20 foals each are: June 14 to 17 and June 28 to July 1. The Verden team is already looking forward to the first public presentation at the Verden Auction for foals and broodmares on August 6, followed by an Online Auction on August 7 and 8. Of course, this will only take place if the official regulations will allow it at that time.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - May

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results

After an exciting bid up, the Vitalis son Versaille was sold to Spain for 40,500 Euros. Thus he was the top price of the 3rd edition of the Verden Foal Spring. The result is impressive. An average of 11,100 Euros was paid for the 25 representatives of the 2021 vintage.

Regular customers from Spain and Denmark fought it out for the coveted top foal Versaille by Vitalis/Don Romantic (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Großheide). After 45 bids, the final price was 40,500 Euros. This little dark chestnut is already the second offspring of Hann.Pr.St. Delilah, who found a new owner in Verden at a top price. His full sister Vanellope was sold almost exactly three years ago for 62,000 Euros. The stallion breeder from Denmark still found what he was looking for in the high-quality collection and achieved the second son of Vitalis, Vis A Vis (breeder and exhibitor: Sabine and Jan Feuerbach, Dornum). As the last offer of the evening, the chestnut was sold for 28,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with a jumping pedigree was Coeur de Cornet by Cornet Obolensky/Tlaloc la Silla (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Rowold, Haselünne). The bay was worth 12,500 Euros to a breeder from Lower Saxony. Only a few days before, her full brother, the former Verden auction horse Cornet XL, qualified for the Bundeschampionat for five-year-old show jumpers.

Apart from Versaille, twelve of the 25 foals will leave Germany. The average price of 11,100 Euros is the highest of the three completed auctions of the Verden Foal Spring so far.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - April

► Verden Auction Online - Foals - Results

The leader of the opening event of the Verden Foal Spring was none other than the full brother of Michael Jung's top horse fischerChipmunk FRH. Born on February 5, Charly was auctioned online for 40,000 Euros to an eventing enthusiast from the Rhineland.

The Contendro/Heraldik xx son Charly (breeder and exhibitor: Wolfgang Lutz, Völkersen) was bred for the x-country. His full brother fischerChipmunk FRH, born in 2008, is one of the best eventing horses in the world with double Olympic Champion Michael Jung. Charly is already the fourth Contendro offspring of the mare Havanna, Hannoveraner Mare of the Year 2019, to be sold into champion hands via a Verden auction.

The Chacoon Blue/Stakkato son Coldplay (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Henning Hagemann, Pattensens), whose dam had already produced a sensational top priced horse by Quality H by Quaid ten years ago at the Elite Auction in October, led the field of foals with a show jumping pedigree. Quaid. The knock down price for the colt, who will move into a box with a stallion raiser from Braunschweig, was 26,500 Euros. The best paid foal with prospects for the big dressage arena was the filly Dear Rose by Dancier/Fürstenball (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Westerende), who found a new owner from the Trier area for 18,000 Euros.

The result of this year’s first foal auction was impressive. An average of 10,482 Euros had to be paid for the 28 representatives of the 2021 vintage. The international interest was particularly high, exactly half (14) of the collection ended up in foreign ownership. Four foals will travel to Great Britain. Four colts were auctioned to a well-known breeding farm in the Ukraine. Two each found new owners in France and Mexico.

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - April

► Verden Auction Online - Sport horses - Results

The Verden auction online in April developed into a lively market place. The 67 talented riding horses cost an average of 25,634 Euros. The statistics were immediately led by the head number one. Sympatico was auctioned off for 105,000 Euros to a dressage trainer from Hesse. 

105 bids were placed until the son of Secret/Don Crusador, Sympatico (breeder: Dr. Elke Standeker, Stübing/AUT, exhibitor: Carsten Johansen, Bastad/SWE), found a new owner in Hesse for 105,000 Euros. From the first day on, the black three-year-old out of the dam line of Anitschke was the most popular horse in the collection and impressed at each of his presentations with auction rider Heiko Klausing. He is accompanied on his journey by Totilas Erbin by Top Gear/Benetton Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Harald Wildhagen, Wennigsen), who found her way to the same stable for 75,000 Euros. The gorgeous liver chestnut mare was presented by Jacob Schenk during the auction time.

Chumany by Cornets Iberio/Stanley (breeder: Antonius Schulze-Averdiek, Rosendahl, exhibitor: Schulze-Averdiek Sportpferde, Rosendahl) flew to top price of the jumping horses. The five-year old, ridden by Roman Duchac, is at the beginning of a promising career and was sold for 65,500 Euros to a customer from Lower Saxony, who has already successfully brought numerous young horses into international sport.

Three other horses cleared the 50,000 Euro hurdle. Two of them were masterfully presented by rider Heiko Klausing. Sir Arthur Carrus by San Amour/Davignon II (breeder and exhibitor: Helena and Jukka Niiranen MTY, Ypäjä/FIN) found a new owner in France for 73,500 Euros. Fantastica by For Romance/Franziskus (breeder: Berthold Schoemaker, Emlichheim, exhibitor: Gisela Kappelhoff, Beckum) was sold to Austria for 56,000 Euros. In Austria, Baronderry by Baron/Londonderry (breeder and exhibitor: Jan Crome-Sperling, Lutter a. Bbg.) will also be trained further. The knock down price for the chestnut, masterfully ridden by Sascha Böhnke, was 67,500 Euros.

"Everyone can find the right horse in Verden", the renowned dressage trainer Marcus Hermes had already praised during the presentation of the auction candidates. Buyers from all over Europe and North America appreciated the high-class offer. 36 horses will stay in Germany, 31 have a further journey ahead of them. The average price of 25,634 Euros meant an increase of over 3,000 Euros compared to the previous year. The largest contingent was bought by customers from the USA (eight horses) followed by France and Spain (four horses each).

Verden Auction Online - Sport horses - January

► Verden Auction Online - Sport horses - Results -

Friedrich Schiller lived up to his namesake. With head number 1, the son of Finest achieved the top price of the Verden online auction in January at 81,500 Euros. At the first Verden auction event of the year, the 53 riding horses achieved an average price of 19,519 Euros.

It was the second spectacular performance of Friedrich Schiller by Finest/Desperados (breeder: Henning Schulze, Tiddische, exhibitor: Aldrie Consultants AB, Sweden), named after the German poet, in the Niedersachsenhalle. Already as a foal, the powerful black stallion aroused desires and was sold to Sweden. Six years later and equipped with successes in tests for young dressage horses, the gelding was auctioned off for 81,500 Euros to a customer from France, who had already secured numerous top horses in Verden that later caused a stir in the international dressage arena.

There was a double top among the show jumpers. Two show jumping talents achieved a knock down price of 35,000 Euros. The name Lucky Luke is also part of the programme. The stately, 1.76 metre tall son of Lord Pizarro/Callistus (breeder: Hans Ahlers, Twist, exhibitor: Eckhard Witthake, Recke) is already seven years old and has top placings in tests for young show jumpers up to medium (M*) level. He was worth 35,000 Euros to a regular customer from the United States. The same result was achieved by Cornet XL by Cornet Obolensky/Lex Lugar (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Rowold, Haselünne). The powerful dark bay half-brother of the Celle state stud Colougar by Codex One towers over Lucky Luke by three centimetres. Although he has not yet been shown in competitions, he looks forward to a bright future in the stable of a successful young female show jumping rider from Lower Saxony.

The positive auction results at the beginning of the year were already apparent during the ten-day training period. Even shortly before the start of the bidding for the online auction, the horses were diligently tried out in the Niedersachsenhalle, observing all the necessary hygiene rules due to the COVID-19 pandemie. The statistics reflect the great interest. The average price was 19,519 Euros, which was more than 2,000 Euros higher than in January of the previous year. 25 horses will stay in Germany. With 28 horses, the export rate is over 50 percent. Buyers from France (seven) as well as Russia and the USA (five each) secured the largest contingents. "The customers feel comfortable in Verden, even though the final took place on the computer and without spectators. There were certainly many emotional moments at home with the buyers again," said Managing Director Wilken Treu.