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Verden Auctions 2022

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - November

Until the third last riding horse had to be waited for the top price of the online auction in November. The gelding named Silence achieved the highest price of 59,500 Euros. At the last Verden auction of the year, the 55 highly interesting dressage and show jumping horses achieved an average price of 19,755 Euros. The collection was completed by eleven two and a half year olds, which found a new owner for an average of 15,364 Euros. Among the buyers of riding horses and youngsters were three Olympic riders from the three Olympic disciplines.

The bidding went on and on until it was clear that Silence by Secret/Florencio (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Jürgen Bredemeier, Grönwohl), who has the best quality of movement, would find a new home in the very north of Germany for 59,500 Euros. An investor from Schleswig-Holstein will send him in a training stable in Flensburg. About three hours earlier, another Secret son had already provided a first exclamation mark. As an overture of the online auction, the black movement artist San Serai ZK by Secret/Don Marcello (breeder and exhibitor: Torben zur Kammer, Munster) was sold to Great Britain for 45,500 Euros.

The best paid show jumper was the Colman/Escudo son Camelot PJ (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs GbR, Bierbergen). The athletic bay has already been successful in competitions as the runner-up in the free jumping championships in Verden and has two half-siblings, Special One and Qui Rit PJ, who are successful on the international stage. A renowned trainer from North Rhine-Westphalia received the virtual knockdown at 33,000 Euros.

Twenty times the winning bid went to international clients. In addition to buyers from Europe, customers from the USA and South Africa came to the auction. 15 horses achieved prices of 25,000 Euros and more.

Among the two-year-old stallions, the Bon Courage/Honour Prize son Bon Prix (breeder: ZG Lenzen, Heinsberg, exhibitor: Willy Lenzen, Heinsberg) was ahead in the race for the top price. He was auctioned off for 30,500 Euros to a Spanish customer who has already discovered numerous talents in Verden and brought them into the Grand Prix arena.

It was the final event of the riding horse auctions this year. From December 1 to 3, however, it will be exciting once again in the Niedersachsenhalle. Then the ring for the licensing and stallion sales belongs to the young jumping stallions. In addition, the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Masters for four to eight-year-olds will be held.

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Verden Stallion Licensing with Stallion Sales - Dressage

Three eventful days of the Verden licensing of dressage stallions ended with the exciting stallion sales. In the packed Niedersachsenhalle, 31 of the 55 young stallions were licensed. Nine of them were awarded premium stallions for their outstanding quality. The top price of 300,000 Euros was achieved by a bay by Rock Springs/San Remo. The statistics report an average price of 101,826 Euros for the licensed stallions. 

"It was a licensing year with a broad top. The atmosphere was very special from the very first moment," said breeding director Ulrich Hahne. Six of the nine premium stallions were for sale and found a new owner via the stallion sales. The highest price of 300,000 Euros was achieved by a Rock Springs/San Remo son (breeder: Kai Ehlers, Freiburg, exhibitor: IB Berger Reit- und Turnierpferde GmbH, Sulzbach-Rosenberg). The last bid for the powerful bay, whose granddam is the Champion  mare St.Pr.St. Waitaki, was placed by Helgstrand Dressage. He is accompanied on his journey to Denmark by a beautiful Secret/Don Darius son (breeder: Johann and Dorothea Schröder, Kirchlinteln, exhibitor: Schachtmann GbR, Nürtingen) out of the valuable dam line of the century stallion Weltmeyer. He cost 120,000 Euros. The State Stud Celle and the North Rhine-Westphalian Hengststation Hoffrogge joined forces for a premium stallion by Valdiviani/Belissimo M (breeder and exhibitor: Ulla Katzorke, Essen). At 266,000 Euros, auctioneer Frederik De Backer accepted the bid for the bay stallion with great dynamic in his movements. Furthermore, head number 1, a Bon Courage/Compliment son (breeder and exhibitor: Heiko Bormann, Winsen) will move into the State Stud Celle. The State Stud Manager, Dr. Axel Brockmann, spent 191,000 Euros for the typy and strong moving chestnut out of the Nolita line. A Bon Courage/Lauries Crusador xx son (breeder: Leon Meier, Diepenau, exhibitor: Heinrich Ötting, Diepenau) was sold to a young British dressage rider for 135,000 Euros. A customer from Baden-Württemberg paid 161,000 Euros for the sixth premium stallion, a Le Formidable/Destano son (breeder: Johann Martens, Uplengen, exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz). Besides his outstanding basic gaits, his concentration and his inner calmness distinguished him on the three licensing days. Premium stallions by Bonds/Dante Weltino (breeder: Marietta Kappelhoff-Doernkamp, Beckum, exhibitor: Blue Hors ApS, Randbol/DEN) and by For Romance/Franziskus (breeder: Berthold Schoemaker, Emlichheim, exhibitor: Helgstrand Dressage, Vodskov/DEN) were not for sale. As well as a Bonds/For Romance son (breeder: Friederike Pelzer, Steinhorst, exhibitor: Allerhop Stud, Hambühren), who will move into a box at the State Stud Celle.

An average of 28,783 Euros had to be paid for the 23 unlicensed dressage stallions. The most popular unlicensed two and a half year old was a Floriscount/Ampere son (breeder and exhibitor: Frank Moormann, Wettrup). For 86,500 Euros he was sold to a new customer from North Rhine-Westphalia.

During the varied show programme, Arend Kamphorst, Zuchthof Dree Boeken, Prieros, was awarded the Fritz von der Decken Prize. He is the most successful stallion breeder of the past ten years. A painting by the artist Manfred Busemann was presented, showing the Escolar/Lauries Crusador xx son Eventyr. Meanwhile, the young Celle state stud stallion personally made his rounds in the Niedersachsenhalle. Another award went to the breeders of successful dressage horses that had competed at the World Championships of Paraequestrians in Herning/DEN. With Dancing Brave, Fusionist and Segantini, three Weltmeyer-Award winners made their grand entrance. President Dr. Hinni Lührs-Behnke and Breeding Director Ulrich Hahne also thanked Heike Kemmer, who has been a member of the Hannoveraner licensing commission for exactly 25 years. The festive finale was the presentation of the Hannoveraner Mare of the Year, St.Pr.St. Reverie by Rubiloh/Ehrentusch, who was flanked by her two licensed sons, Fiderloh del Roncone and For Dance.

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139th Verden Elite-Auction - Youngster and Foals

One day after the riding horses of the 139th Elite Auction, foals were auctioned online for the last time this year. In addition, there was a group of highly interesting two and a half-year-old dressage stallions. The best-paid foal was Segantino, for whom the final bid was 16,000 Euros. The most expensive stallion, Broadway M, cost 42,000 Euros.

Nine bidders showed interest in the beautiful Segantini/De Niro son Segantino (breeder and exhibitor: Franz Sassen, Hoyerhagen) from the renowned dam line of Juggema. He promises the very best genetics: The foundation dam also can be found in the pedigree of none other than the team Olympic Champion Desperados FRH. A new customer from the Odenwald secured the colt.

The average price of the 23 representatives of the 2022 vintage was 7,457 Euros. Eight times Hannoveraner customers from abroad had the final bid. Two foals each went to France, the Netherlands and to Spain.

Six of the 25 two and a half-year-old stallions with top dressage pedigrees will leave Germany. An average of 16,380 Euros was achieved. The collection had been put together during the pre-selection for the Verden stallion licensing. The very first stallion auctioned online achieved the top price. Broadway M by Bon Courage/Royal Classic (breeder: Britta Witte, Neuenkirchen, exhibitor: Monika Peinemann, Soltau) was worth 42,000 Euros to a dressage rider from Lower Saxony.

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139th Verden Elite-Auction - Sporthorses

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In the year of the 100th anniversary of the Hannoveraner Verband, the Elite Auction also became a celebration. The price leader of the 66 exquisite riding horses was Domingo, who was auctioned OnLive for 103,000 Euros. The quality of the auction lot was rewarded, an average of 35.992 Euros had to be invested for a top-class young talents.

The online bids, which had been submitted online for a week, already indicated that the Diacontinus/Grey Top son Domingo (breeder and exhibitor: Eduard Voss, Eydelstedt) would be a hot contender for the top price. With head number 62, the spectators had to wait a long time for the appearance of the powerful jumper in the Niedersachsenhalle, who had not been shown in public before. Then a total of 118 bids pushed the price up to 103,000 Euros. Regular customers from Canada did not miss this top class talent.

Donnamita (breeder: Nicole and Friedrich Sievers, Giffhorn, exhibitor: BG Sievers/Liekefett, Gifhorn) danced to the top price of the dressage horses. The pedigree of the fourth placed horse at this year's Bundeschampionat includes two World Champions of young dressage horses, Don Martillo and Dimaggio. The dark bay Hannoveraner premium candidate will move into a stable in Lower Saxony for 91,500 Euros. Another top price on Saturday afternoon was achieved by the Secret/Sir Donnerhall son Sound of Music (breeder and exhibitor: Günther Blöthe, Neustadt). After an exciting bidding duel and the applause of the audience, the chestnut with great movement left the Niedersachsenhalle for Austria for 87,000 Euros. There he will be prepared for a great career by master hands. Only 2,000 Euros less was the price for Ben Amour by Bon Benicio/San Amour (breeder: Thomas Kaufels, Apenburg-Winterfeld), who was exhibited by the State Stud Celle at Verden’s showcase. The licensed and performance tested stallion will continue his still young career in France.

About 50 percent of the collection of the 139th Elite Auction will leave Germany. The USA (five horses) and France, Great Britain and Switzerland (four horses each) were the most eager buyers. 37 auction horses found new owners in Germany. 15 future hopes "cracked" the 50,000 Euro mark.

On the eve of the Elite Auction, the auction horses and their guests in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle brought 100 years of Verband’s  history to life. Hendrik Schäfer, Köchingen, was awarded the Hans Joachim Köhler Prize as the most successful auction exhibitor of the past years. With Franziskus by Fidertanz/Alabaster (breeder: Elisabeth Albers, Löningen), who won team bronze at the World Championships with Germany’s Ingrid Klimke, his son Final Dream (breeder: Karin Storkamp, Ibbenbüren), who won the Bundeschampionat for seven-year-old dressage horses with rider Kira Goerens-Ripphoff, and Highlight by His Highness/Rodgau (breeder: Karl-Werner and Heike Heimrich, Hünfeld), with whom Chiara Congia and Justin van Gerven vaulted to the World Champion title in Pas-de-Deux, three Hannoveraner horses have been awarded the coveted FRH title by the supportors’ club of Hannoveraner sport horses.

Future Horse Auction

With the "Future Horse" auction, the Hannoveraner Verband started a special project. It met with great interest. On average, 16,583 Euros had to be paid for a pregnancy. The top price came from the renowned dam line of Oböe. Zonik/Prince Thatch xx/Donnerhall/Pik Bube: Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle invested 35,500 Euros in the full sibbling of the 2019 World Champion of six-year-old dressage horses, Zucchero OLD, who was offered by Hof Brüning GbR, Ochtmannien.

The pregnancies of the show jumping mares were hardly inferior to this. The bids ended at 30,000 Euros for the number one, which was secured by a long-standing regular customer from the Lower Saxony/Westphalia border region. Best international performance bloodlines are combined in the pedigree of the still unborn foal: Chacco-Blue/Nabab de Reve/Tenor Manciais/Furioso II (exhibitor: Stevens De Stoove, Delfzijl/Netherlands) - this promises top performance in the show jumping course. Dam Sissi van Schuttershof herself was successful up to 1.60 metres with Dutch Jur Vrieling. In addition, there is the valuable dam line of Norm, which has already produced so many highly talented show jumpers such as the stallions Checkter, Carridam, Qualito, Kashmir van Schuttershof or Firth of Lorne as well as Carsten-Otto Nagel's Elwood.

Verden Auction OnLive - Foals and Broodmares

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For the first time in two years, a foal auction took place in the Niedersachsenhalle. Driven by the positive mood of the numerous visitors, Belle Amie trotted to the top price of 41,500 Euros. For the 100 representatives of the 2022 vintage, an average of 11,085 Euros had to be invested in the hybrid auction.

The pre-bid for Belle Amie by Bonds/Quaterback (breeder: Dirk van der Lieth, Geestland, exhibitor: Kristiina Piironen, Breddorf), which was placed via internet, was already at a pleasing 40,000 Euros. The liver chestnut mare also attracted attention at the presentation, which took place after the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships in the For Pleasure Arena. The auctioneer Bernd Hickert's hammer then fell at 41,500 Euros. The strong moving filly out of the mare line of Athene will grow up with a new customer from Bavaria. The Despacito/Millennium son Dark Passion (breeder and exhibitor: Ulrich Heitmann, Hagenah), who was sold for 41,000 Euros to a master hand. He will not move alone into a new box at a stud in Ammerland. He will be accompanied by Fendi by Fürst Toto/Daddy Cool (breeder and exhibitor: Gisela Jansen, Aurich), who sold for 40,000 Euros, and Vasco by Valverde/Don Schufro (breeder and exhibitor: Hermann Peters, Barum), who cost 24,500 Euros.

The best paid future hope, equipped with an excellent jumper pedigree, was the Kannan/Cornet Obolensky son Kairo (breeder and exhibitor: Rudolf Drünert, Ahrensbök). The dark bay colt from the Walzerkönig dam line of Pille was sold to Dr. Fritz Winzer. The successful breeder from Braunschweig secured himself with Countdown GH by Comme il faut NRW/Nabab de Reve (breeder and exhibitor: Volker Heidmeyer, Marl) and Chapter One by Chacfly PS/Balou du Rouet (breeder: Thomas Wendelken, Schwanewede). Only a few hours before, he had had good reason to be happy. Six years ago, Dr. Winzer had discovered the Messenger son Moonraker at the same place, who finished third in the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships that morning with rider Oliver Klüsener. Two further auction purchases had been made in the four-year-old class.

Most of the foals found new owners within Germany. 19 will leave their country of birth. Besides Great Britain (four foals), customers from Argentina, Italy, the USA and Qatar purchased two foals each.

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - July

The collection of the Verden Auction Online in July With presented great unity on a very good level. After the eleven-day auction period and several online presentations, Serengeti led the price scale with a hammer price of 40,000 Euros. For the 50 riding horses, an average of 21,100 Euros had to be paid.

Even before the final bid up began, the Secret/Don Primero son Serengeti (breeder and exhibitor: Hartmut Struß, Elze) was in high demand. The four-year-old dark bay out of the highly successful dam line of Blenna was auctioned off for 40,000 Euros to a dressage rider from the Rhine-Main area. Only slightly below this mark two highly talented mares were sold to Switzerland: Desiree by Don Index/Don Vino (breeder and exhibitor: Bernhard and Johannes Achter, Haren) achieved 39,000 Euros and Lisann by Libertad/Rubinero (breeder: Johannes Finger, Bunde, exhibitor: Volker Neuhaus, Mühlheim) 38,000 Euros.

Equipped with a jumper pedigree, Boss Orange by Balou Peggio/Catoki (breeder: Richard Jungclaus, Drochtersen, exhibitor: Johann Rosenberg, Vechelde) convinced above all with his outstanding rideability and generous movement under the dressage saddle. A customer from Belgium invested 35,000 Euros for the colourful chestnut gelding.

The collection was characterised by great homogeneity. 38 of the 50 dressage and jumping talents brought their exhibitors hammer prices of over 15,000 Euros. 22 riding horses will leave Germany. Most of them were auctioned off to other European countries. Five Verden auction horses will be going to the USA, one found a new owner from Chile and one from Uzbekistan.

Verden Auction Online - Foals -20. June

The last of the five online auctions of the Verden Foal Spring ended with a very good result. An average of 10,320 Euros had to be paid for the 32 selected representatives of the 2022 vintage. Equipped with the right name of a well-known champagne brand, Veuve Clicquot achieved the top price with 33,500 Euros.

Ten bidders were interested in the strong moving Valdiviani/Sir Donnerhall son Veuve Clicquot (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Dieter Erfkemper, Borken). At the hammer price of 33,500 Euros, he was sold to regular Hannoveraner customers from Spain after almost 30 minutes. It was not the first time that the breeder had reason to celebrate. A few weeks ago, Veuve Clicquot was the winning foal at the foal show in Hünxe. Veuve Clicquot did not have to make the journey alone. The second most expensive foal, Franco's Hitparade by Franco Nero/Sandro Hit (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Herrmann, Northeim), also went to Andalusia for 24,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with jumping genetics has an even longer journey ahead of him. Buyers from the USA purchased the Conthargos/Chacco-Blue daughter Candora (breeder and exhibitor: Marion Menck, Rübehorst). The bay filly out of the dam line of Naturkind cost 13,500 Euros. It is the 32nd foal of the breeder that found a new owner at a Verden auction.

The Verden Foal Spring closed with a very satisfying finale. Twelve foals achieved prices in the five-digit range. 18 of the 32 foals are expected to leave Germany. By far the largest contingent (seven foals) was auctioned to Spain.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - 6. June

43 bids were placed for Sir Colorful. At the end of the fourth online auction of the Verden Foal Spring it was clear: The chestnut colt was the top priced foal and found a new owner in Canada for 21,500 Euros. The average price paid for Hannover's youngsters was 8,146 Euros.

At the final bid up of the fourth online auction of the Verden Foal Spring, the interested parties made it exciting. When it came to the final bid up on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., there was a lively back and forth of bids. 13 bidders liked the Shu Fu/De Niro son Sir Colorful (breeder and exhibitor: Holger Dierks, Hamburg). The bid was accepted at 21,500 Euros. He will grow up together with the price leader of the previous foal auction, Status Quo II, in the Quebec area.

The highest price among the jumping foals was achieved by Haily by Hardrock Z/Vigo D'Asouilles (breeder and exhibitor: Zuchtgemeinschaft Janßen und Schubert, Niederlangen). The expressive filly was auctioned off for 13,500 Euros to buyers from Hungary, who found what they were looking for for the first time in Verden.

Overall, the international interest was very high. Apart from the two price peaks, another 14 of the 29 foals will change nationality. Three foals were auctioned to Belgium, two each to Argentina and Hungary.   

Verden Auction Online - Foals- 25. May

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Right from the start, Status Quo II by Secret/Sandro Hit advanced to the top price of the third auction of the Verden Foal Spring. The expressive colt changed hands for 40,500 Euros. In total, the 29 talented youngsters achieved an average price of 9,259 Euros.  
The typey chestnut foal Status Quo II out of a Sandro Hit dam achieved a top price of 40,500 Euros after 56 bids. The high level of interest in the long-legged and strong-moving stallion became apparent early on. Customers from Canada showed the most perseverance.  

Foals bred by Willi Sauerland from Rhade, who sadly passed away much too early last year, are no strangers to the Verden auction stage. Already in 2019, he sired the full brother Status Quo by Secret (breeder and exhibitor: the same) with the Sandro Hit mare Sound of Magic, which was auctioned for 25,000 euros.  

With his first foal year, the celebrated premium stallion Rom also presented his first foal at a Verden auction. Head No. 71 Rio by Rom/Stedinger (breeder and exhibitor: Holger Wilms GbR, Hinte) convinced a renowned dressage trainer from Hessen and will start his journey into sponsoring hands for 14,000 Euros.  

Big Future v. Big Star/Contendro I  (Z. u. Ausst.: ZG Eggerking, Brinkum) was the most expensive jumping foal to leave the Verden auction. Equipped with a top-class jumper pedigree, the impressive colt convinced customers from Argentina. As the clock ticked down, the virtual hammer fell at 15,500 euros.  

On average, interested persons had to invest 9,259 euros for a foal. 12 foals were secured by international customers from CaDenmark, France and Austria, while 17 Hanoverian youngsters continue to grow up in Germany.  

The next opportunity to purchase an excellent Hanoverian foal directly from the source in Verden will be on June 9. The last online auction of the Verden Foal Spring will take place on June 23. nada, America, Spain, Finland, Argentina, Croatia,

Verden Auction Online - Foals - 12. May

The first candidate of the second online auction of the Verden Foal Spring aroused the highest desires. The Vitalis/Apache son Vatalisation was sold at 67,000 Euros. On average, the 25 colts and fillies cost 9,490 Euros.

A colt of extra class opened the second foal auction of the Verden Foal Spring. Vitalisation by Vitalis/Apache (breeder and exhibitor: Johannes Baumeister, Kranenburg) joined the collection a little later and quickly turned out to be the favourite for the top price. Already at the foal show in Kempen he convinced as the winning foal and was directly selected for the second foal auction. A total of 15 bidders fought for the dressage foal with outstanding quality. After 65 bids, the virtual hammer fell at 67,000 Euros. A customer from Schleswig-Holstein secured this promising young chestnut colt.

Among the jumping foals, Carlo by Cornet Obolensky/Quasimodo van de Molendreef (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Patrick Lange, Ankum) achieved the top price. The young jumping prospect changed owners for 18,000 Euros. His half-brother Colo Rado by Colorit from the same breeder was sold in Verden last year.

Most of the foals will stay in Germany. Customers from France, Great Britain, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic will enjoy their Hannoveraner talents in the future. A total of eight foals will leave Germany.

The Verden Foal Spring continues at two-week intervals. The next online foal auction dates with about 30 foals each are May 25, June 9 and June 23. The final bid up starts at 7.30 p.m CET each time.

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Verden Auction Online - Foals - 28. April

At the start of the Verden foal spring, Be My Beauty King set the best price of 20,000 Euros. The expressive bay colt and his 31 companions of the 2022 vintage cost an average of 8,227 Euros.

The Bonds/San Amour son Be by Beauty King (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Hermann, Northeim) was already the favourite for the top price. His full sister, Be My Beauty Queen, born in 2017, is the most expensive foal sold at a Verden auction so far with a price of 160,000 Euros. A breeder from Schleswig-Holstein secured the high-quality bay for 20,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with jumping genes was Haiti by Hardrock Z/Comme il faut (breeder and exhibitor: Hof Brüning GbR, Ochtmannien), who was worth 12,500 Euros to a buyer from Hungary. Last year, his brother Emilio by Epleaser van't Heike was also part of the lot at the opening event of the Verden foal spring.

The first online auction of foals ended with an average price of 8,227 Euros. Hanover's youngest will not only grow up all over Germany, but also abroad. In addition to buyers from Europe, customers from Argentina and the USA came to the auction.

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Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - April

At the Verden Auction Online in April, Moonlight Sonata achieved the top price of 105,000 Euros. On average, the 52 excellent young talents were worth 28,304 Euros to their new owners.

Early on Saturday afternoon the time had come – the Verden Auction Online in April entered its final phase. After exactly 100 bids and an hour after the auction started, the virtual hammer fell for the head number 1. The black Moonlight Sonata by Morricone/Lauries Crusador xx (breeder: Dr. Carsten Haack, Freiburg, exhibitor: Dr. Erdal Yesilkaya, Odenthal) achieved the top price with 105,000 Euros. She will move into a box in a dressage stable in Lower Saxony. For the first time, the buyer found what he was looking for in Verden.

The measure of all things among the show jumping horses was the head number 4. Quinta by Qualito/Perigueux (breeder: Carsten Thies, Winsen, exhibitor: Stüvel GbR, Zeetze), who convinces with her scope and bascule, achieved a knock down price of 38,500 Euros. She will start her journey to international customers in Greece.

24 of the top talents brought their exhibitors 25,000 Euros and more. Almost exactly half of the auction lot will advertise Hannoveraner abroad. Five times customers from France placed the last bid, four times buyers from Finland had the longest breath and three horses were sold to customers from Spain.

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Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - January

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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.

Verden Auctions 2021

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 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.