German Olympic team hopeful Ulla Salzgeber has withdrawn herself from the German Dressage Championships, taking place 1 - 3 June 2012, which at the same time implies that she will no longer be up for team contention for the 2012 Olympic Games. Salzgeber announced the news via the German Equestrian Federation. The 53-year old Salzgeber stipulated her trainer's duties as reason for her backing out. "Because of my absence due to international trainer's duties I can not fully concentrate on bringing Herzruf's Ebre to full performance potential. Each athlete has to bring top performance at the Olympic Games. Even if we were to be considered for the team, the risk for me would be too high that my horse would not be in the desired form and up for a top team performance in London. That is why my personal goals should be put behind the interests of the German dressage sport."For the full story visit Eurodressage.com!