Cheerilee is a magenta-colored pony with a pink mane.
In the Generation 3 direct-to-video features, Cheerilee is a unicorn pony who acts as a mentor figure to the young Rarity and attempts to teach her of her role in bringing about the first rainbow of spring. In her Generation 3.5 appearances, she is a younger Earth pony who generally acts at the comparitavely more knowledgeable one of the group. In Friendship is Magic, Cheerilee is an older Earth pony who works as a grade school teacher to Ponyville's younger residents. She takes a special interest in the Cutie Mark Crusaders and hopes to guide them towards discovering their special talents and earning their cutie marks.