Kimberly Poppiti, PhD, MFA, has been studying and writing about horses and theatre for years. She has published numerous related articles and is a two-time winner of the USITT's Herbert D. Greggs Award (2018 and 2013) for her writing about theatre design and technology. She is also a recipient of the USITT's Greggs Merit Award (2007), for her article on theatrical appliances used in the production of hippodrama. For over 20 years, she was a full-time professor at Dowling College, where she taught courses, directed plays, and chaired the Department of Communication and Performing Arts. Kimberly has worked extensively in theatre production and with the development of new scripts for the stage. She is also a former professional and competitive equestrian. She is a professor at St. Joseph's College, and a writer; she lives on Long Island with her family.