We have never really gotten interested in the TJLA, b/c there are so many Youth Longhorn shows, that you could go to one nearly every weekend in the fall and spring if you wanted to.
Also, now with the Autobahn Scholarship Tour, people are really starting to focus on the youth shows. For example, in the class of heifers born March/April 2004 at the State Fair there were 19 entries, in the open show same class there were 5. And there are 10 or 11 shows a year apart of this tour and the youth show will have about 75 more entries than the open show....5-7 years ago it would have been the other way around.
I do think it would be good to have the Longhorns as a recognized breed, however I dont think you could get much participation because of the enormous amounts of money in Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow(TLBT) Shows.