Who We Are

Christie Schulte Kappert

Program Officer, The Right Horse

Christie serves as program officer for WaterShed Animal Fund’s equine initiative, The Right Horse Initiative which seeks to make lasting, transformative improvements to equine welfare in the United States.

Christie is a skilled program and marketing manager with experience assembling equine industry partners to collaborate on complex industry-wide issues. Prior to joining Arnall Family Foundation, she led marketing and partner development for the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride Initiative.

Christie earned dual degrees in Equine Science and Business Administration from Colorado State University where she graduated magna cum laude. She has also received certificates in Strategic Planning and Meeting Facilitation Strategies from the University of Texas Governor’s Center for Management Development.

In her spare time, she participates in stock horse events having been a top-ten finalist in two Extreme Mustang Makeovers. She is the proud owner of two Mustangs and one burro, all adopted.

Her and her husband raise a small herd of beef cattle and live outside Austin, TX.