It seems that while Equestria's government is ruled at the top as a monarchy/oligarchy by Princess Celestia (a pony with both a horn and wings) and Princess Luna (the same type of pony as Celestia). However, all the confirmed royalty are unicorns, pegasi, or both. In addition, the vast majority of the royal guards are also either unicorns or pegasi. It seems like the rulers of Equestria are not paragons of diversity, is there any indication that there are powerful earth ponies in the Equestria government?

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    First impulse is since it appears to be a royal family, they're all genetically similar. But I don't have any canon for confirmation. – Gabe Willard May 2 '12 at 3:46
  • First, I think we'd have to establish that Earth exists in the My Little Pony universe. – Iszi May 2 '12 at 17:54
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    @Iszi "Earth pony" is the term for ponies that don't have horns or wings. – user1027 May 2 '12 at 18:07
  • @Keen Thanks for the clarification. – Iszi May 2 '12 at 18:29
  • I don't think there's an answer for this as of yet >.> – RCIX May 3 '12 at 23:32

Depends at what point you start calling it "government"; in the show I've never seen "royalty" represented as anything but a winged unicorn, but there's only the two princesses.

Assuming you don't mean strictly royalty, there's definitely Mayor Mare for a government figure:
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Additionally in the Gala episode there were several well-dressed Earth ponies in with the rest of them, showing Canterlot (I think) isn't Unicorn exlusive.

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  • Three princesses, Cadence is an alicorn as well. – Tacroy Sep 4 '12 at 20:42
  • Prince Blueblood (unicorn) is also distantly related to Celestia (nephew many times removed), although whether that's by bloodline or an adoption at some point in the past is unclear. – Brian S Jan 14 '14 at 16:01

Earth ponies do possess abilities the other races lack, like the ability to grow food. They are also generally stronger. I believe an alicorn is all three races commbined, including the magic of a unicorn, wings of a pegasus, and brute strength/food growing power of an earth pony. So yes, I think earth ponies are represented in the government.

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