I've recently completed a personal article on my horse buying experience in Germany at the Hanoverian Verband Summer Auction. This was my first trip and I had a large learning curve but think I was successful and came back with a beautiful horse. I've written the article as a how to guide for others interested in shopping in Europe and have included my research with detailed information and links to resources on planning, traveling, attending and shipping from the auction. If anyone is considering the same trip I'd be willing to answer any questions that I can. The article is on my web site at: http://sensationsporthorses.com/horsebuying.htm
Hope it helps.