Meet the Team: Shanghai Swans

Shanghai Swans bring some key rider changes to this new season of the GCL in 2020, combining established stars alongside some team stalwarts and U25 talent. The team this year is presented with proud sponsors as featured in our new exciting promo video.


Alexandra Thornton and Pius Schwizer remain from the very consistent 2019 team, fresh from their stunning win in the GCL Super Cup at last year's GC Prague Playoffs. They will be joined by Max Kühner, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Frank Schuttert, and U25 rider Lucas Porter. 


The striking combination of Max Kühner and Pius Schwizer battled for the team at the curtain-raiser in Doha, Qatar, both riders employing two horses in their bid for a strong start to the season. Finishing in 10th place at the stunning Longines Arena at Al Shaqab, the Swans will need to pull out all the stops to make it to the top of the leaderboard in this competitive 2020 championship race, but it’s all to play for as the team looks ahead to the rest of the season.