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Non-Compete Clause is the ninth Season 8 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on June 19, 2021.


Applejack and Rainbow Dash take the friendship students on a teamwork learning field trip, and accidentally show the students how NOT to work together.

Production timeline

August 16, 2016 An episode where "Applelack and Rainbow Dash take the friendship students on a learning field trip" was first planned.
August 24, 2016 Episode titled "AJ & RD Don't Compete" and listed as #807.
August 29, 2016 Episode pushed back to #809.
October 18, 2016 Premise written by Kim Beyer-Johnson. Episode retitled "Non-Compete Clause".
November 1, 2016 Outline written.
November 29, 2016 First draft of the script written.
December 8, 2016 Second draft of the script written.
December 15, 2016 Final draft written.
January 17, 2017 Script locked polish.
March 15, 2017 Voice recording in session.
June 22, 2017 Animatic submitted for review.
November 8, 2017 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
December 14, 2017 Musical score added. This cut was leaked online.
January 26, 2018 Final revisions made to the episode.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
01 - Twilight Sparkle.png
Twilight Sparkle
06 - Applejack.png
04 - Rainbow Dash.png
Rainbow Dash
Yona, Smolder, Gallus, Ocellus, Silverstream and Sandbar
Other characters
02 - Pinkie Pie.png
Pinkie Pie
03 - Fluttershy.png
05 - Rarity.png
07 - Spike.png

Home media

This episode is only available on Netflix and other digital platforms due to Shout! Factory's 10-year licensing rights having been expired as of 2019.