Not a happy face but yet happy...
Talk about suspense!
Such a graceful landing!
One hard turn!
Applejack's ribbons - even then she got 2nd place sometimes!
Running to make the leap.
Insert Matrix shot here.
Jumping the mud hole.
This would cost someone a blue ribbon.
The hat changes wearers.
YAY! I get to wear the hat.
It looks good on her.
Rope appears under the finish line.
Applejack's signature position.
Applejack, tossing her hat.
Applejack and Apple Bloom, talking sister to sister.
Say this ten times fast. Ready?
Ok. Derpy Hooves had a bunch of little Dinkies
Who singed her tail?
"Now, careful Derpy!"
Rainbow telling Derpy to cause no more damage.
"Don't want to do any more damage than you've already done."
Derpy broke a few things
A shocking revelation!
"I just don't know what went wrong."
Guess,she bounced a little too much.
"Yeah, it's a mystery"
"Nice work, Rainbow Dash!"
Oh no, look out below!
Rainbow Dash, trying to keep it from falling.
Rainbow Dash, you're NOT Superman...
"You OK, Rainbow Dash?"
"Is there anything I can do to help?"
She looks so cute from this angle!
No more help please, just sit there.
"In the name of Celestia!"
"Just sit there and do nothing!"
Derpy wasn't listening to Rainbow Dash...
...because she was focusing on jumping on the cloud. "Now what?" says Derpy.
Princess Celestia will be mad at you Derpy, if you keep breaking, cracking and destroying things. So don't do it again!
Applejack! Applejack! (notice Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops together!)
Mayor giving a speech
Its my pleasure Mayor.
Rainbow Dash, looks cute.
Derpy is about to cheer.
Look out below!
I could care less.
Twilight beside Dinky.
Written Script and Golden Harvest with Dinky Doo?
Mayor is eager for money!
Oops, an animation error!
Is that Written Script and Golden Harvest again?
Eat lots of taffy!
Pinkie... at least take off the wrappers first...
"Do your best, Applejack!"
Ah'm sure I'll do better than my best.
See y'all in a week.
Golden Harvest and Dinky Doo again? On the train to Canterlot? Awfully suspicious...
"And drink sarsaparilla! ...What? It gives you extra sass." (as a side note... why is Sweetie Drops here during this?)
Rainbow chooses a more...reliable assistant.
Setting up a surprise party to welcome Applejack back from the rodeo.
well that is the point...
Rainbow Dash being cute...as always.
"Oh, Pinkie, you startled me..."
"Don't worry, Twilight. Got my lips all limbered up."
One of Pinkie's lip-limbering faces.
She's getting in the zone.
You're weird. Has anyone ever told you that? You're weird.
Time to hide in the... chicken roost?
Hiding from Applejack to give her a surprise.
Wow! How did you know it was my birthday?
Son, we're all disappoint...
Poor mailpony, getting the door slammed on him...
Leave it to Pinkie to know cake makes all better.
Bad news for the Apple family.
"What do you mean Applejack is not coming back!?"
"That's all there is."
Rarity and Apple Bumpkin shocked...
(from the right) Peachy Sweet, Apple Cobbler, and Apple Fritter's shocked too...
Please, don't leave your little sis!
"And she loves her family! Doesn't she...?"
Of all the things that could happen, this is The! Worst! Possible! Thing!
Looks like Rainbow is believing Fluttershy for a change.
"Well! What are we waiting for!"
Twilight and the gang set off.
Even Big Mac can't stand to see his sister gone.
Now what can Rainbow Dash be lying about?
The ponies sit like dogs, while Pinkie really has to go.
Don't worry, Pinkie, we've all been there.
Now what can Twilight be thinking, that will make her even want to lie?
Hey we're here!
Next stop: Dodge Junction.
Talk about mane flow.
Even ponies do the potty dance.
I can't wait another second!
...Wait a second!
I found her! I found her! I found her!
Pinkie happily pointing.
I found Applejack!
"Oh Applejack! Thank heavens."
"We're so glad you're safe!"
I found her! I found her! I—
"Why didn't you..."
"Back to Ponyville!"
"Yes, why here?"
Pinkie now asking random questions.
Meeting Cherry Jubilee for the first time.
"And you are?"
Why it's simply smashing darling!
Everypony has mixed reactions.
"What if at the end of the episode, people forget me and start talkin' about Derpy?!"
Applejack being confronted by Rainbow Dash.
Oh yeah right!
Each of the Main Six, besides Applejack, have different thoughts on her leaving.
Rainbow Dash scolding Applejack.
Oh great she used the didn't need to find me card.
"We got to get her..."
"To spill the beans."
"She had beans!!"
I told her I was snacky!
How in Equestria did he get away with that?
A new job.
Ah, the extra help's arrived!
They're the new help!?
We're the cherry sorters!
Lining up to work.
Have fun on your first day!
"...working on a cherry orchard sound so...delightful."
Suspicious Applejack is suspicious.
"Why you quit talking and get walking!"
Taking a quick check on Applejack.
Twilight so much for helping.
Twilight's sexy approach to Applejack.
Rainbow Dash being cute, yeah that's right, super cute.
Not amused with Rainbow Dash.
Just like that "I Love Lucy" episode.
Pinkie, you be Lucy. Fluttershy can be Ethel.
It was only one time!
Speed it up!
"Was it because I made it rain!"
Priceless face, courtesy of Fluttershy.
Putting cherries on Fluttershy's hat might help--
--but she doesn't seem to like it (no surprise).
Rarity is noticing that Twilight wants to lie.
Awkward smile Rarity.
Solving a problem, Pinkie Pie style!
"Was it because?"
Applejack seems to receive a lot of insults from her own friends.
Applejack in Maximum Speed!!
Oh, this isn't good.
Yeah, get the mop.
Main ponies cleaning up the cherry factory.
"Desperate times do call for desperate measures."
I know what you're thinking Rarity.
Definitely the 'big guns'.
Applejack startled by Pinkie Pie.
"You promise not to talk about Ponyville."
Pinkie Pie helps out, too!
Seriously that's how Pinkie is getting cherries.
"Have you ever had a cherry changa?"
"That was a question."
"I never had a cherry changa."
"Well no wonder!"
Pinkie Pie cornering Applejack with complete randomness.
Applejack is losing it.
Applejack is not freaking out at Pinkie's sudden long neck.
"One of my favorite funny words is 'kumquat'!"
Pickle barrel! Pickle barrel!
Pickle barrel! (Pinkie seems to say 'pickle' quite a bit in this episode)
"Make it stop!"
Talk! I've got an annoyance gun and I'm not afraid to use it!
"Spill the beans!"
I ain't sayin' nothin'!
That sinister smile.
Annoyance gun fire! (endless jabbering)
Applejack seems to be freaking out.
(more endless jabbering)
All right all right! Just stop!
Emerging from the trees like ninjas.
"All right, all right!"
"I don't know?"
"Do you Pinkie Promise?"
Applejack making a cute face.
Applejack has no other choice.
Cross my heart, hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye...
Everypony is happy.
"She'll do a bunk"? Sure, and a sentient human will replace Derpy with a normal-eyed changeling.
Rainbow has her doubts.
Pinkie has faith in Applejack.
Somehow Rainbow Dash expected this.
You're kidding. You're kidding, right?
One cupcake directly into her eye!
That's the look that says 'Somepony's gonna die now!'
run for you lives she is gonna blow it!
Nopony breaks a Pinkie Promise!
AJ trying to flee
"Ironside" from Kill Bill plays
Getting the heck out of Dodge (Junction)
The rest of the mane 6 give chase.
Applejack looking back.
LOOK OUT BUNNY
Fluttershy spots a cute little bunny.
The bunny is OK.
Sometimes it is possible to be too kind.
Applejack with her cute confidence.
What was that!
I said pull over!
Applejack doubles her pay.
They seem to like the offer.
That face on Applejack.
Oh not good.
Aw c'mon we are going fast.
Won't get away that easy
Like a good old-fashioned car chase
Pinkie Pie the action pony!
"Applejack, you broke your Pinkie Promise! Apologize!"
Frankly Applejack doesn't care.
Applejack's pouty face makes a return.
So that's how reins work on hooves.
Pinkie is speechless.
"I'll just get a real apology later."
"Rarity, catch me!"
Pinkie looks unusually happy there
Well I'll be.
"Rainbow go back!!"
"No time! They knew what they were getting into!"
I blame you for this...
Now Applejack is ultra confident.
Watch out for that train!
Run a speeding train? Aw yeah.
Come on, we can make it...
Have you spit yer bit, Applejack!?
Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy see the incoming risk.
They made it!
Wait, so that one pony was never attached to the cart?
The perfect getaway for Applejack.
"Lady, you're trouble!" And so they left without being paid.
Oops, forgot that the two pegasus ponies pulling the cart can fly.
Applejack is undaunted.
Twilight and Fluttershy surprised at Rainbow's quick departure.
Maybe she regrets catching Applejack?
My secret shame...
"You won an amazing amount of ribbons!" Says the always adorable Twilight.
"I don't get it?"
Applejack with only 4th, 3rd and 2nd ribbons.
That's a very... human-like face there.
Rainbow Dash hears the truth.
"But the telegram said..."
"You were going to send money."
At least Applejack isn't lying.
"Come home empty hooved."
The cuteness of Twilight's super wide eyes.
Fluttershy has that wonder face.
"And we're your friends!"
Now Applejack is trying to kill us with the cuteness.
"So you're not upset?"
We all happen to have our eyes closed at the same time.
"What about the mayor?"
"I don't think I can face her."
We all know Applejack can't lie.
Rainbow are you crying?
"Now you got me acting all sappy!"
Applejack with the I love you guys face.
Applejack is coming home.
Applejack waving at everypony.
woah ther lover boy
Real stallions cry.
Dog, I mean, Pony Pile!
I think you forgot something, girls...
up down up down u.....p do......wn STOP IT PINKY
When I get back...
...you're gonna get it, Rainbow Dash!