When your stirrup, complete with leather, hits the ground between fences one and two, you know you are in big trouble.
If this happened between fences 16 and 17 or somewhere later in the course, many would carry on, but so early in the course? No, you stop and get it back on!
This happened to Sian Macdonald and Chellar from Waikato in the DC section. It took a while to get the gear back in the right place, but Sian then went on and jumped clear. Sure, she had big bunch of time faults, but she still posted a score and when you see the photos, you will see she also had a great time!