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]
Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)
Mikołaj Klimek (Polish)
Nikita Prozorovsky (Russian)
Mykhaylo Zhonin (Ukrainian)
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

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"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

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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".

Other depictions

IDW comics

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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 Princess Ember make peace. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #61, Rutherford attends the Convocation of Creatures as the representative of Yakyakistan.

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.


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"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.


"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
"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


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Prince Rutherford image gallery


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