I got there just as the main arena opened up for riders to school. There were many horses in there for the next hour, up to 12 at once, so it was a bit crazy. The atmosphere at Verden is a lot for the young horses, the arena is surrounded in both longsides by white tents with banquet style seating. On the short side by A there is a big two story announcers trailer, and on the short side by C, a hill for spectators with a jumbotron.
I saw quite a few Americans, including Lilo Fore, who is judging this year. The food and vendors at this show is intense! And there is a big jumper competition going on too, so you can wander over to the big stadium to see that as well.
Tomorrow I will ride early at the barn and then head into Münster to see a 3 year old sale horse for a friend back home and then explore Münster with Linda and Daniel and hopefully go to the zoo!!