Thirty years ago an IRA bomb detonated as the Queen’s Life Guard passed Hyde Park. As the memorial reminds us, four members of the Blues and Royals lost their lives. Twelve soldiers and six civilians were injured. Seven horses died.

In the face of such horror Sefton became a hero for surviving his injuries and the Royal Veterinary College has commissioned Camila le May to make a bronze of the famous cavalry horse, set be unveiled early next year. An Irish draught horse called Ed acted as model and he can be seen here inspecting the work.

For more information on the creation of this life size sculpture go to the artist’s blog