Meet the Delmarva GRITS
Chapter Leader: Andrea Seefeldt Knight
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Andrea Seefeldt Knight was a professional jockey for 13 years, rode in over 6,200 races, winning 605 of them, while competing on an equal basis with men. Her mounts earned $8,000,000. She was the 3rd woman to ever ride in the Kentucky Derby in 1991 (there are currently 6) and the 2nd ever to ride in the Preakness in 1994 (currently 3). Her biggest win was in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Derby in 1991, which now has $1 million dollar purse. She retired in 1994 and spent time retraining retired Thoroughbred racehorses first in the show hunter world and then later she became an avid Fox Hunter.
In 2010, she was asked to come out of retirement to ride in the 1st ever race for retired female jockeys, the Lady Legends for the Cure. Pimlico the day before the Preakness. After riding the race (and winning it in 2014), she realized that she missed the challenge of training for a sport and that at 48, being a full-time jockey again was not a good idea. That is when she found Sporting Clays.
Since then, Andrea has trained for and competed at clay’s tournaments, with many accomplishments. She is now a Master Class Shooter and has made NSCA Lady Team USA FITASC, MD State Lady Champion and the Lady All American Teams.
Andrea was disappointed that there were so few women shooting clays and decided to get more women involved. She is a NSCA Certified Instructor, a product of the A.I.M. Shooting School and the resident Instructor at First Mine Run, a private club in Baltimore County, Md. She had a small group of women shooting once a month when she learned G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Really Into Shooting) was opening national chapters. Andrea jumped at the chance to be involved with GRITS and to give local women more opportunities to share the joy of the sport with other like-minded women. The group is called Delmarva GRITS currently boasting 50 members and growing. They have met at Pintail Point, M&M, PG County, Warrington, Oxford, Loch Raven and First Mine Run. The Delmarva area is full of great shooting venues providing lots of opportunities for this group to shoot.
Andrea truly enjoys teaching and finds it more rewarding when her students break a target than doing it herself. She wants to instill confidence in women and let them know that they can do anything that they choose, conventional or not.
- HOA (High Over All) Blue Ridge 5 Stand
- Krieghoff All American Team Ladies 3rd Team
- All American Ladies 12 Gauge Ladies 3rd Team
- Blaser All American FITASC Ladies 2nd Team
- All American 28 Gauge Ladies 1st Team
- NSCA Master Class Shooter
- HOA 28 Gauge Invitational FITASC
- NSCA/Briley All American Team 28 Gauge Ladies 3
- NSCA/Blaser All American Team FITASC Ladies 3
- Las Vegas DU 97/100 AA 2nd and Lady Champion
- NSCA All American Team FITASC Ladies
- Las Vegas DU Continental 97/100 AA 2nd Lady Champion
- Oyster Open HOA 28 Gauge
- Benelli Invitational, 1st place Team with 3 students, 2nd HOA w/92
- NSCA All American Team FITASC Ladies 2
- Nad Al Sheba, Dubai finished in the money, Ladies (tie 16th)
- NSCA All American Team Ladies 3rd Team
- NSCA Team USA FITASC Ladies (Top 10)
- Maryland All-State Team Ladies
- America’s Cup FITASC 3rd Ladies
- 4th NSCA Championship Tour B Class
- Md State Ladies and A Class Champion
- NE Regional Team E Class
- 2nd National Ranking E Class
- 1st Place FITASC Class C at National Championship
- Md State Ladies Champion and C Class
- Won NSCA Zone 2 Championship E class
Delmarva GRITS 3rd Anniversary Blast First Mine Run, 3013 White Hall Rd White Hall, MD Sunday July ...July 22 @ 11:30 am
10:45 Group Photo and Safety Speech **MUST BE PRESENT FOR SAFETY SPEECH TO SHOOT** 11:00 a.m. to 1 p...June 23 @ 10:45 am
We will have Women Instructors for New/Beginner Shooters. Instruction, Loaner gun, Ammunition and 25...May 12
Join the Delmarva G.R.I.T.S. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 Owens Station Sporting Clays 12613 Rd 602, G...March 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sign In 10:00, Safety Speech & Group Photo 10:15, Shooting 11:00 ***MUST BE PRESENT FOR SAFETY S...December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Delmarva GRITS and Sausages Arrive by 10:00 Group Photo and Safety Speech at 10:15 **MUST BE PRESENT...November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Delmarva GRITS are supporting Oxford Gun Club in their efforts to raise money for the Breast Can...October 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Delmarva GRITS @ Goose Green Saturday, September 9, 2017 Butler/Reisterstown, MD Arrive by 2:30 Grou...September 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday - August 5, 2017 at Oxford Gun Club. Details to follow later!August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 3rd Anniversary at Goose Green Goose Green is a private farm located in Butler...July 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm