Prince Rutherford
Prince Rutherford ID S5E11

Prince Rutherford in Party Pooped
Kind Yak
Sex Male
Occupation Prince of Yakyakistan
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Eyes Moderate lime green
Mane Moderate tangelo
Moderate tangelo
Dark tangelo
Coat Grayish gamboge
Horns ¤ Dark arctic bluish gray and dark cyanish gray
Voice Garry Chalk (English, as Gary Chalk)[1]
Antti L. J. Pääkönen (Finnish, S8E1-S8E2)
Michel Hinderyckx (French)
Andreas Wilde (German, S5E11 and S7E11)
Peter Sura (German, S8E1-S8E2)
Balázs Élő (Hungarian)
Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)
Mikołaj Klimek (Polish)
Nikita Prozorovsky (Russian, S5E11)
Anton Savenkov (Russian, S7E11 onwards)
Mykhaylo Zhonin (Ukrainian, S5E11)
Andriy Mostrenko (Ukrainian, S7E11)
Yaroslav Chornenkyi (Ukrainian, S8E1-S8E2, and Best Gift Ever)
Prince Rutherford is a male yak and the prince of the kingdom of Yakyakistan. He first appears in the season five episode Party Pooped.

Depiction in the series

Season five

Rutherford "This no taste like yak food!" S5E11

"This no taste like yak food!"

Prince Rutherford appears in Party Pooped as part of a Yakyakistani delegation to Equestria. When he first meets Princess Twilight Sparkle, he expresses a desire to foster a good friendship between ponies and yaks. However, over the course of their visit to Ponyville, Rutherford and his entourage trample and destroy everything with which they take even the slightest issue.

Twilight serves Rutherford a banquet of traditional yak foods, but Rutherford destroys the banquet table because he doesn't like how the food tastes. Applejack makes him and his fellow yaks Yakyakistan-style hay beds, but Rutherford destroys them because they aren't made from Yakyakistan hay.

Rutherford hugging Pinkie S5E11

A friendship forged.

The yak prince reacts similarly to Fluttershy's animal friends, Rarity's fabrics at Carousel Boutique, Rainbow Dash's snow, Mrs. Cake's baking, and Spike's piano playing. Eventually, Prince Rutherford becomes so frustrated that he decides to leave Ponyville and declare war on Equestria.

Thanks to Pinkie Pie—who travels across Equestria in an attempt to help the delegation—a friendship party in Ponyville boosts Rutherford and the yaks' spirits. When Pinkie approaches Rutherford and talks at length about what makes Equestria great, Rutherford calls off his declaration of war and becomes good friends with the ponies.

Season seven

Rutherford introduces Pinkie to Yickslurbertfest S7E11

Prince Rutherford welcoming Pinkie Pie to Yakyakistan for Yickslurberfest.

In Not Asking for Trouble, Prince Rutherford invites Pinkie Pie to the Yakyakistan holiday of Yickslurbertfest. However, during their celebratory stomping, the yaks accidentally cause an avalanche that covers the village in snow. Pinkie Pie offers to bring her pony friends to help, but Rutherford refuses out of personal pride. In the end, Pinkie brings her friends to clear the snow away in secret. With the yaks' pride preserved, Rutherford declares Pinkie an honorary yak and "the best kind of friend".

Season eight

Rutherford introduces Pinkie Pie to Yona S8E1

Prince Rutherford introducing Yona.

Rutherford appears in the two-part premiere School Daze representing the yak student Yona as she enrolls at the School of Friendship. However, when Chancellor Neighsay voices displeasure at the school being attended by non-pony creatures, Rutherford takes extreme offense and pulls Yona out of school. Later, when the students are found after they run away, the Mane Six convince Rutherford to allow Yona to re-enroll at the school.

Best Gift Ever

In My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Rutherford appears celebrating the yak holiday of Snilldar Fest, and is approached by Pinkie Pie for help finding a gift for Twilight. Rutherford admits that the "Gift Givers of the Grove" surpass the yaks in this regard, and gives Pinkie a map to their home.

Season nine

In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Rutherford appears during the final battle against Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow after being rallied by Yona. In The Last Problem, Rutherford attends Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony. He also briefly appears in Pinkie Pie's group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.

Clip show

Prince Rutherford's appearance during the Yaks' party with him finally accepting the ponies in Party Pooped reappears in Cakes for the Memories.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Friends Forever issue 26 sub cover textless

Prince Rutherford on the cover of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #26.

Of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #24, Prince Rutherford appears on page 20, angry that the Griffonstone Boffyball team scored a single point on the Yakyakistan team. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #26, he appears as a participant in trade negotiations between Yakyakistan and the Crystal Empire. During the negotiations, Rutherford becomes good friends with Prince Blueblood. In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #50 mini-comic For the Pony Who Has Everything, Rutherford appears in attendance of Princess Celestia's birthday party. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #38, Rutherford appears on page 4. He also appears in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #55-56 story arc Wings Over Yakyakistan, in which dragons threaten Yakyakistan over a "sacred bond" between dragons and yaks. Rutherford mistakenly broke this bond by declaring Pinkie Pie an honorary yak, and with Spike's help, Rutherford and Ember make peace. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #61, Rutherford attends the Convocation of Creatures as the representative of Yakyakistan.

Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook

Prince Rutherford appears in episode 3 of Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook, "All About Alicorns".

The Elements of Harmony Vol. II guidebook

PRINCE RUTHERFORD is a gruff Yak leader who sought to improve relations between Yakyakistan and Equestria. He can be a blowhard when he doesn't get his way and is known for his tantrums. The cordial ponies of Equestria welcomed him with open hooves, showing him the power of friendship.


My Little Pony (mobile game)

Prince Rutherford is a character in Gameloft's mobile game, and serves as a boss during the "Convocation of the Creatures!" event. His in-game description states, "Though he leads his own kingdom with plenty of pride, this hot-headed prince has his stubboner[sic] side!"


Rutherford "Yaks smash!" S5E11

"Yaks smash!"

Prince Rutherford is portrayed as loud and incredibly short-tempered. He is usually gracious enough to meet with Princess Twilight and her friends on calm footing, but he becomes volatile if something displeases him, typically flying into a destructive rampage. He is, however, cultured enough to appreciate classical music.

Rutherford speaks in broken sentences, omitting most grammatical articles from his speech and sometimes referring to himself and his entourage in the third person.

Like most yaks, he takes great pride in being a yak, to the point where he found asking for help beneath him in Not Asking For Trouble (though only because he expected the ponies to help without being asked to do so).


YAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot
SAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration
BBackground appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus
FAt least one appearance where the character is only in a flashback or fantasy-setting
PNo physical appearance, but appears in a photo, drawing, or figure
MNo appearance, but a mention by name or title
NNo appearance and no mention by name or title

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"Me honored. Yaks hope for great friendship between ponies and yaks. [echoing] Friends for a thousand moons!"
Party Pooped
"If things not perfect, yaks get mad. Yaks always get mad when things not perfect!"
— Party Pooped
"Not perfect! Yaks destroy!"
— Party Pooped
"Yaks smash!"
— Party Pooped and My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #24
"Music beautiful. Much soul."
— Party Pooped
"We leave now! Yak go to train, return with more yaks! We declare war!"
— Party Pooped
"Pink pony work hard to make yaks feel at home. Now yaks happy. No declare war."
— Party Pooped
"Pink pony, you understand yaks now."
— Party Pooped
"Less talking, more stomping!"
Not Asking for Trouble
"Pink pony ask too many questions."
— Not Asking for Trouble
"Yaks fight griffons and dragons!"
School Daze - Part 2
"Aww, Prince Rutherford knew it Pink Pony all along! Yaks best at guessing."
My Little Pony Best Gift Ever
"Griffon team scored a point...? But... yaks wanted total victory... Yak win... not perfect!"
My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #24
"Blueblood right. Rutherford need to take more time to himself."
My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #26
"Yaks glad Celestia not let us go to war with griffons. Yaks like griffons."
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #50


Rutherford declares war S5E11

Prince Rutherford image gallery


  1. Jim Miller (2015-06-27). Big Jim on Twitter: "@quantumdude @DlSCORD @mktoon Correct.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 June 27.
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