The french jumping team isn't lucky for those games . . . After the Ryan's fracture, the Flora's sickness . . . I don't think you go on such a huge Games without stress when your horse was sick the day before, and you're up to take after your horse all night long . . .
I agree, that's really bad. Bad luck to the French team, maybe Penelope was really stressed? I don't know, but the weird thing, this is almost the same fall than the World Equestrian Games . . . She really wasn't expecting that bad luck, that's why she's fallen :(
In the equestrian world, those things happen, and you don't have many reasons to explain it . . . Even Penelope doesn't explain fer fall. We can't even say that's a mistake, that's just a bad thing you can't explain! But that's really too bad, Flora and Penelope were flying at the beginning, really great!